From Perestroika to Rainbow Revolutions: Reform and Revolution after Socialism

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Twenty-five years after Gorbachev came to power and two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the questions that were behind the reform efforts at the start of Perestroika are still relevant: how to modernise the economy, and how to recreate a basis for political legitimacy? The wave of 'Colour Revolutions' that precipitated regime change in Eastern Europe, starting in Serbia, and later in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, were carried out in the name of democratic legitimacy, and in order to fight corruption. The ...

From Perestroika to Rainbow Revolutions: Reform and Revolution after Socialism 2013, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849041447

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