By David Lane,Stephen White
The communist global was once purported to have had its ‘revolution’ in 1989. however the death of the Soviet Union got here years later, on the finish of 1991; after which, perplexingly, a sequence of abnormal government adjustments started to ensue the subsequent decade in international locations that have been already postcommunist. the point of interest during this assortment is the alterations that came about in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan among 2000 and 2005 that experience jointly been referred to as the ‘coloured revolutions’: of no specific color in Serbia, yet Rose in Georgia, Orange in Ukraine and Tulip in Kyrgyzstan.
Apart from exploring political swap within the ‘coloured revolution’ nations themselves, the members to this assortment specialize in nations that didn't adventure this type of abnormal govt switch yet which would rather be similar (Belarus and Kazakhstan between them), and on reactions to ‘democracy merchandising’ in Russia and China. all through, an attempt is made to prevent taking the ‘coloured revolutions’ at face price, despite the fact that they could were awarded through neighborhood leaders and overseas governments with their very own agendas; and to put them in the wider literature of comparative politics.
This e-book was once formerly released as a distinct factor of Journal of Communist stories and Transition Politics.
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