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By M. Steven Fish, Graeme Gill, Milenko Petrovic

This edited quantity seeks to appreciate and clarify the trend of various nationwide and neighborhood luck in post-communist political and fiscal transition around the post-communist global. regardless of frequent hopes for the improvement of full of life democratic political structures and colourful marketplace economies, the results of 1 / 4 century of post-communist transition within the international locations of the previous communist bloc in Eurasia were extensively version. a few have matched those hopes, together with changing into complete participants of the european; others have fallen some distance brief, with political and monetary platforms little replaced from the communist period. This assortment, with an the world over revered checklist of members, addresses many of the urgent matters in political technology and transition experiences, starting from theoretical overviews to the extra particular nitty-gritty of up to date politics.

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How will the process unfold in Ghana? Each country had roughly two decades of democracy under its belt before its resource riches suddenly transformed its economy, much less experience with open politics than Norway had before becoming a major hydrocarbons exporter. Whether, and if so, how, resource abundance will affect the fate of democratization in Mongolia and Ghana poses a fascinating question for research on the relationship between natural resource wealth and political regime. To summarize the findings from the post-communist region: Not being energy-reliant is consistent with any outcome in terms of political regime, while being energy-reliant is inconsistent with democracy.

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