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State-Building: A Comparative Study of Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, and Russia
by Verena Fritz
An analysis of post-Soviet state-building and of post-communist transition in Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Central European University Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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To start with the conclusion - for anyone that wants insight into the political and economical development i Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Belarus or the Former Soviet republics in general, this is a very interesting and useful book to read. Be aware that the book's main focus is on Ukraine (102 pages), While the other countries is given from 30-41 pages each. The comparable approach also makes it useful for getting an introduction to the difference between the former Baltic states and the other f ...more
Nov 11, 2013 Brandy rated it liked it
I initially gave this book 4 stars, but took it down to 3 since I didn't actually read all of it - I focused on the Ukraine chapters. These chapters provide a very concise explanation of Ukrainian politics and state-building from Kuchma through Yushchenko, including the Orange Revolution. There is a bit of an emphasis on fiscal/tax reforms, which is interesting, but occasionally too much for me and my narrowly focused research paper mode. Another book that I'd like to come back to someday when I ...more