EU Eastern Enlargement and the Russian Transformation Crisis

  • Paul J. J. Welfens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Eastern EU Enlargement: Developments, Problems and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul J. J. Welfens
      Pages 3-35
  3. The Russian Transformation Crisis Origins, Analysis and New Policy Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Paul J. J. Welfens
      Pages 39-84
  4. Efficient External Liberalization in Russian Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Paul J. J. Welfens
      Pages 87-116
  5. The Role of International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-152

About this book


Europe's economic and political landscape is changing dramatically. The demise of the socialist CMEA and the USSR has allowed eastern European economies to open up and caused Russia/the CIS to engage in a series of difficult reforms which have been supported by the G-7 and the International Monetary Fund plus the World Bank on the one hand, and, on the other hand, by the EU and the EBRD. While some of the (early) Visegrad countries apparently were rather successful in their transition attempt, systemic transition approaches in other countries - Romania and Bulgaria - and, above all, in Russia largely were a failure. Economic hardship, social unrest, political radicalization and the international spreading of criminal activities can be identified as problems from the failure of Russia's first transition attempt. This book deals - from an international perspective - with the postsocialist countries in Europe, i. e. there is a focus on eastern enlargement and on Russia on the one hand, on the other hand the topic is which international influences and effects will emerge from EU enlargement and the Russian transition. While chapter A exclusively deals with major problems of eastern enlargement and the policy options for dealing with this difficult problem, chapter B is devoted to the Russian transformation crisis. There the analysis has a focus on Russia in its own right but also on the potential negative spillovers of a Russian transformation disaster which could occur in the late 1990s.


EU EU Eastern Enlargement EU-Osterweiterung European Intergration European integration Europäische Integration Europäische Union Russia Rußland Transformation competition economic integration transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 1
  1. 1.European Institute for International, Economic Relations (EIIW)University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64299-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60194-1
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