Synopses & Reviews
This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.
About the Author
CHRISTER PURSIANEN is currently Senior Adviser at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), located in Stockholm. He is Doctor of Political Science and Docent in International Relations at the University of Helsinki. His publications include around one hundred scholarly publications on a variety of themes. For more information, see: www.christerpursiainen.com
Table of Contents
Preface and AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Introduction (Christer Pursiainen)Chapter 2: A Short History of 'Catching Up' (Christer Pursiainen)Chapter 3: The Free-Market State or the Welfare State?(Markku Kivinen and Li Chunling)Chapter 4: Authoritarianism or Democracy? (Christer Pursiainen and Minxin Pei)Chapter 5: Sovereignty or Interdependency? (Sergei Medvedev and Linda Jakobson)Chapter 6: Conclusions (Christer Pursiainen)IndexContributors