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Baltic Transformed: Complexity Theory and European Security

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Why isn't the Baltic region like the Balkans? Why have the Baltic republics not experienced ethnic cleansing, border wars, authoritarian rule, and social chaos? Instead, peace, democracy, and market economies have taken root since the fall of communism. Walter C. Clemens, Jr. here uses complexity theory, which analyzes the role of self-organization in complex adaptive syst ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 25th 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Tanel Pärss
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Can state already now that the best piece that has been written about Estonian/Baltic near history. For some reason all domestic accounts get distorted by national myth-making. Savisaar is addressed as "Edward Savisaar" - they got that wrong for sure :)

Very accurate account in predicting Russia's future courses of action, that in 2000.

Several mistakes around facts and names - Kursk submarine did not sink in the Baltic Sea, it was Barents Sea in fact. Taking the star off.

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Walter C. Clemens, Jr., is professor of political science at Boston University and an associate at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.