A comprehensive introduction to the important economic, social and political processes and development issues in this increasingly popular area of study. Employing a groundbreaking thematic approach the book centres its discussion on the interrelation between contemporary development theories and continuing transition issues in this huge and complex region.
1. Introduction: Transformation and development 2. Economic restructuring and employment change 3. Foreign Investment and Regional Development 4. Urban change and localities 5. Rural change and agriculture 6. Environment and Environmentalism 7. Women's lives in Transition: 'Everything gets better but nothing is good'Gender 8. Nationality, citizenship and identity 9. The social consequences of transformation 10. Conclusion: Facing the FutureWeb Site GuideIndex