Lithuania : stepping westward

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knyga / Book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuania: stepping westward
Authors:
Publication Data:
London and New York : Routledge, 2001.
Pages:
xxxix, 246 p
Notes:
Bibliografija ir rodyklės.
Contents:
Chronology — Preface — Introduction — Map of Lithuania — Revival and repression 1914-1985: Independent Lithuania between the wars; Sovietization 1940-1985 — Independence and the politics of transition 1985-1999: The achievement of independence 1985-1991; Government and politics in independent Lithuania — The Lithuanian economy after independence — Lithuania's foreign and national security policy — Bibliography — Index.
Keywords:
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20 amžius; Šalies nepriklausomybė / National independence.
Reviews:
  • Recenzija leidinyje Journal of Baltic studies. 2003, vol. 34, no. 4, p. 481-485
  • Recenzija leidinyje Canadian journal of history. 2003, vol. 38, p. 345-347
Other Editions:
Taip pat paskelbta knygoje: Baltic states : Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. London and New York : Routledge, 2016. xxxix, 246 p
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Lietuvos Respublika; Lietuvos Nepriklausomybės atkūrimas; Lietuvos ekonomika; Lietuvos tarptautinio saugumo politika; Lietuvos nacionalinio saugumo politika; Republic of Lithuania; Restoration of independence of Lithuania; Lithuanian Economy; Lithuania's Foreign Security Policy; Lithuania's National Security Policy.

ENLithuania restored her independence, after half a century of Soviet occupation, in the immediate aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. As the multi-national Soviet state disintegrated, Lithuania evolved, without war or violence, from a communist state and a command economy to a liberal democracy, a free market, and a society guaranteeing human and minority rights. Lithuania therefore offers a notable example of peaceful transition, all the more impressive in the light of the bloody conflict elsewhere in the former Soviet Union of Yugoslavia, where the aspirations to independence of the constituent republics were either violently resisted or dissolved into inter-ethnic violence. Equally remarkable has been Lithuania's determination to 'return to Europe' after half a century of separation, even at the price of submerging its recently restored sovereign rights in the supranational European Union. The cost of membership in western economic and security organizations are judged to be worth paying to prevent Lithuania's being drawn once again into a putative Russian sphere of influence. On the threshold of a new millennium therefore, Lithuania has made a pragmatic accommodation to the demands of becoming a modern European state, whilst vigorously resisting the dilution of her rich cultural and historical traditions. These twin themes of accommodation and resistance are Lithuania's historical legacy to the current generations of Lithuanians as they integrate into European institutions and continue the modernization process.

ISBN:
9780415267311; 9781138162938
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