Europa's comprehensive survey of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. New for 2014: * a new essay on opposition movements in Russia, discussing the associations of the prominent anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalnyi with both liberalism and nationalism * analysis of recent political developments in Russia at both the federal and regional level * a detailed discussion of the period of political power-sharing in Georgia between President Mikheil Saakashvili and the Government of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili * expanded directory coverage of the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria, and of the autonomous territories of Crimea, Gagauz-Yeri and Naxcivan * brand new essays providing expert analysis of the recent political history of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. General Survey Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance, including: the politics of energy in the Caspian Sea region; the economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; poverty and social welfare; the politics of the South Caucasus, and the politics of water in Central Asia.
Country Surveys Chapters on each country, containing: * essays on its recent history and economy, and a chronology of events * an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators * a comprehensive directory of the most significant political, commercial and cultural institutions * a bibliography of books concerned with the country's history, politics and economy Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia * biographical information on more than 150 leading political figures in the region Regional Information * a directory of major international organizations and research institutes concerned with the region * select bibliographies of books and periodicals
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd