Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions

Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions

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Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008
Mitchell A. Orenstein, Stephen Bloom, Nicole Lindstrom

The editors of this volume contend that transnational actors have exerted a powerful influence in postcommunist transitions. They demonstrate that transitions to democracy, capitalism, and nation-statehood, which scholars thought were likely to undermine one another, were facilitated by the integration of Central and East European states into an international system of complex interdependence. Transnational actors turn out to be the “dark matter” that held the various aspects of the transition together. Leading scholars debate the role and impact of transnational actors and present a promising new research program for the study of this rapidly transforming region.