The Fate of the State after 1989

Dorothy J. Solinger and Nina Bandelj

in Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895977
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980116 | DOI:
The Fate of the State after 1989

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The tale that threads through the various narratives in this volume is really one about the nature of the political unit that has traversed the decades since 1989. Whether this is the same state (though in an updated form) as in China or old states in brand-new incarnations, as in Eastern Europe and Russia, these polities have undergone some fairly foundational metamorphoses. Thus, if the state still defines the types of transmutation occurring in the economic system and if it yet persists in structuring the relations between government and people, it does so in starkly different ways in the two broad contexts that the chapters have examined. Comparisons are drawn between the changes in Eastern Europe and China.

Keywords: China; Eastern Europe; Russia; state; political unit

Chapter.  3497 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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