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The Baltic transformed : complexity theory and European security

Author: Walter C Clemens
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
Series: New international relations of Europe.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why isn't the Baltic region like the Balkans? Why have the Baltic republics not experienced ethnic cleansing, border wars, authoritarian rule, and social chaos? Instead, peace, democracy, and market economies have taken root since the fall of communism. Walter C. Clemens, Jr., here uses complexity theory, which analyzes the role of self-organization in complex adaptive systems, to explain the 'Baltic miracle.' He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Clemens, Walter C.
Baltic transformed.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001
(DLC) 00062733
(OCoLC)44927048
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter C Clemens
ISBN: 9780742571143 0742571149
OCLC Number: 831658135
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 281 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Empire, Self-Rule, and Interdependence in the Baltic Region: A Chronology --
Foreword / Ambassador Jack F. Matlock Jr. --
Coping with Complexity: Alternative Explanations --
Self-Organization versus Autocracy: Crusaders to Commissars --
Nonviolent Revolution: How Three Davids Undermined Goliath --
Creating Good Government: Who Won What When? --
Self-Organization and Social Capital --
Human Development: Winners, Losers, and the Internet --
Integration: Coping with Ethnic Complexity --
Energy for a New Life: From Dependency to Interdependence --
Tigers on the Baltic: Can the Small Be Fit? --
Russia: Threat or Partner? --
Enhancing Baltic Security: NATO and Other Options, 2000-2010 --
Baltic Fitness, European Security, and International Relations: What Does Complexity Theory Explain?
Series Title: New international relations of Europe.
Responsibility: Walter C. Clemens., Jr.

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