by Brian Bennett, The Last Dictatorship In Europe Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Last Dictatorship In Europe books, A critical account of Lukashenko of Belarus that covers the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day.
by Brian Bennett, Last Dictatorship In Europe Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Last Dictatorship In Europe books, Belarus is an isolated country dominated by one man. Few tourists go there, despite its fascinating, cultured past and beautiful countryside. Belarussians are friendly and hospitable yet they rarely have the chance to speak their minds and are deprived of access to unbiased information. They have been removed from the flow of European history by a tyrannical regime described by Condoleezza Rice, the former US Secretary of State, as "the last dictatorship in Europe." The people of Belarus were not ready for independence in 1991 and were misled into believing that the young, unsophisticated Alexander Lukashenko would lead them into a bright future. Instead he foisted upon them a dictatorship little different from what they had known before. Brian Bennett's book tracks the history of Belarus from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the eventual establishment of dictatorship in 2006. It takes the reader through the excitement and mistakes of the first presidential election in 1994, undemocratic referendums and elections, suspicious disappearances of critics of the regime and the suppression of opposition. It ends with a close look at the enigmatic Alexander Lukashenko and hazards a guess as to how his regime will end. Belarus deserves to be better known; this book pulls back the curtain.
by Andrew Wilson, Belarus Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Belarus books, This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus's complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation's first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka's surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010.Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belarus's current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus's on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-man's-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europe's "last dictator."
by Aemin Becker, Belarus The Last Dictatorship In Europe Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Belarus The Last Dictatorship In Europe books, This study seeks to answer two questions: is Belarus growing politically closer to or more distant from Russia, and is Belarus democratizing or becoming more authoritarian? The results of the study will inform a discussion of potential future trends and directions that Belarus may take. Belarus stands as a unique post-Soviet state in that it neither turned to the European Union like Litva, Latvia and Estonia, nor did it adopt the position of post-Soviet countries in the Central Asia.
by Katherine Graney, Russia The Former Soviet Republics And Europe Since 1989 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Russia The Former Soviet Republics And Europe Since 1989 books, " Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, early hopes for the integration of the post-Soviet states into a "Europe whole and free" seem to have been decisively dashed. Europe itself is in the midst of a multifaceted crisis that threatens the considerable gains of the post-war liberal European experiment. In Russia, the Former Soviet Republics, and Europe Since 1989, Katherine Graney provides a panoramic and historically-rooted overview of the process of "Europeanization" in Russia and all fourteen of the former Soviet republics since 1989. Graney argues that deeply rooted ideas about Europe's cultural-civilizational primacy and concerns about both ideological and institutional alignment with Europe continue to influence both internal politics in contemporary Europe and the processes of Europeanization in the post-Soviet world. By comparing the effect of the phenomenon across Russia and the ex-republics, Graney provides a theoretically grounded and empirically rich window into how we should study politics in the former USSR. "--
by Edward R. Miller-Jones, Belarus Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Belarus books, Though Republic of Belarus gained independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is still regarded as the last dictatorship in Europe. With the disputed re-election of Alexander Lukashenko for the fourth consecutive presidential term in December 2010 despite increased sanctions from the European Union, this attitude towards the country doesn't seem to change anytime soon. Find out more about the eastern European state labeled as "the outpost of tyranny" by the US in this book.
by Rainer Lindner, Historiker Und Herrschaft Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historiker Und Herrschaft books, Weißrußland ist im Westen lange Zeit allenfalls als Provinzregion Rußlands wahrgenommen worden. Die wechselnden historischen Herrschaftsverhältnisse haben eine weißrussische Nationsbildung immer wieder unterbrochen. Als Fallstudie für osteuropäische Peripherienationen thematisiert dieses Buch die weißrussische Geschichtsschreibung und Geschichtskultur in deren Wechselbeziehungen zur politischen Herrschaft. Der Untersuchungszeitraum reicht vom ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart - von der Entstehungszeit einer weißrussischen Nationalidee über die zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre unter Stalin, das Jahrzehnt zwischen Weltkrieg und Tauwetter bis zur spät- und postsowjetischen Zeit. Wie am Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts stehen sich im heutigen Weißrußland nationale Mythenbildung und russophil-imperiale Geschichtsbilder gegenüber. Die Untersuchung zeigt auch, wie die Geschichtspolitik des ersten weißrussischen Präsidenten in den neunziger Jahren einer Nationsbildung der Weißrussen entgegensteht.