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Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Nicola Williams
1740591321
May 2003
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From Library Journal
The most comprehensive guide to the area, with a chapter on Russia's noncontiguous Kaliningrad region, this guide combines background information, cultural insights, and information on practicalities. Outdoor activities range from stork spotting to bobsledding and bungee jumping.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
60 Maps --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Estonia
Autumn Libal
1422200442
December 2005
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Estonia
Neil Taylor
1841620955
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Excellent on culture and history."
--Escape Routes


War in the Woods: Estonia's Struggle for Survival 1944-56
Mart Laar
0929590090
July 1992
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Book Description
This is the story of the Forest Brothers, who failed to stop the Soviet invaders during WW II, but their spirit ignited the flames of patriotism that led to the "Singing Revolution" of 1988.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Estonian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia
Sigrid Rausing
0199263183
Apr 2004
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Book Description
Located in the world of a former collective farm in Estonia, Sigrid Rausing's book describes the changing identity of the Swedish speaking minority in Estonia under pre-Soviet and Soviet rule, its new post-Soviet dependence on Sweden, and its current attempt to restore a Swedish cultural
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Baltic Capitals, 2nd: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaliningrad
Neil Taylor
1841620718
September 1, 2003
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Review
"Commendable." --The Independent


Constructing Post-Soviet Geopolitics in Estonia
Pami Aalto
0714654256
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This work examines the construction of post-Soviet political space, geopolitical discourses and boundaries in Estonia. Making use of innovative methodological solutions such as Q-methodology, its analysis includes in-depth interviews in order to elucidate a variety of issues through human experience and subjective perception, such as Estonian-Russian border disputes of the 1990s, inter-ethnic issues and national integration and security.
As Estonia is one of the frontline EU accession countries and is queuing for membership of NATO, the book raises broad questions of post-Soviet geopolitics in the Baltic region and across Europe. Indeed, the book argues that small states such as Estonia should be understood as active participants in post-Soviet and European geopolitics, and not simply pawns in a superpower...


The Baltic Revolution
Anatol Lieven
0300060785
Sept 1994
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Book Description
In this timely book, Anatol Lieven presents an intimate and engaging portrait of the history and culture of the Baltic states from their ancient origins to their contemporary status. He explores the culture and personality of the Baltic peoples, their religious and racial differences, their relations with Russia and with the West. Drawing on a wide range of sources including interviews, newspaper accounts, and his own observations, he describes and analyzes the rise of national movements in each of the three countries after Glastnost and the possibilities for democracy and Europeanization or for ethnic conflict and nationalist dictatorship.


Doing Business with Estonia
Marat Terterov (Editor)
074943841X
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
* An invaluable guide to business practice and trading opportunities in Estonia.

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Originally published in the pre-EU-accession period, this E-Book edition of Doing Business with Estonia has been updated to take account of the post-accession changes to the legal and fiscal environment. It remains a definitive appraisal of the economic system and investment climate, including an examination of the legal structure and business regulation, information on the financial sector and unique best practice on all aspects of trading with and investing in Estonia. Estonia is regarded as one of Central and Eastern Europe's most successful transitional economies and emerging markets. The guide also provides an overview of key sectors of trade and investment. CONTRIBUTORS...


In Search of the Elusive Peace Corps Moment: Destination Estonia
Douglas Wells
0738865435
May 15, 2001
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Book Description
In 1992, an idealistic but frustrated young musician from Nebraska goes in search of fulfillment behind the recently fallen Iron Curtain as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Estonia. After some hilarious missteps, he ends up finding love, adventure and a renewed sense of purpose.

From the Inside Flap
From the moment the Aeroflot Tupolev-134 hit the tarmac, Douglas Wells knew his life would never be the same. As he stared in awe at the scores of Soviet military aircrafts jammed into the tiny Riga International Airport he was decidedly less sure about whether joining the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in the former Soviet Union was the best decision of his life or his worst mistake. Was turning his back on a budding career as an accountant to work as an agricultural...


The Baltic States
Graham Smith
0312161921
July 1996
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Book Description
The Baltic States examines the struggles of the Baltic peoples for national self-determination. It is divided into two parts. Part one explores their nationalist awakening, how the realization of national self-determination during the inter-war years of independent statehood manifested itself, and the impact that fifty years of subsequent incorporation into the Soviet Union has had on Baltic politics and national cultures. Part two examines the nationalist reawakening in the late 1980s, the re-establishment of Baltic national self-governance in 1990-91 and the problems that these countries now face as sovereign entities.


Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe: Lessons from Estonia
Per H¿gselius
1845423674
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Building strong and dynamic systems of innovation constitutes a key challenge for the former post-socialist economies of Central and Eastern Europe. This book develops a strong conceptual and empirical foundation for understanding how such dynamic systems may emerge. The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe explains, in particular, how this has been possible in the case of the Estonian system of innovation in telecommunications. The book shows that the socialist historical heritage, and in particular inherited competencies, may be used in highly creative ways for generating dynamic innovation in the post-socialist context. It also uncovers the complex and multifaceted ways in which the geographical and cultural proximity to Western Europe can be creatively used as a powerful resource in the pursuit of building...


The Radical Right in Interwar Estonia
Andres Kasekamp
0312225989
June 2000
Hardcover
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Review
...succeeds in filling in one of several embarassing stretches of terra incognita left on the historical maps of the radical right... American Historical Review


Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. The First Decade
Renee Baigell, Matthew Baigell
0813529468
July 30, 2001
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
How do women artists in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia view themselves in the post-Soviet era? What is their relationship to feminism and how has that relationship changed following the fall of the Soviet regime? The artists interviewed-some born as early as the 1920s, others as recently as the 1970s-discuss their private lives and situations, as well as specific works of art. They reveal a wide range of attitudes and a complex relationship with a feminist movement often regarded as an alien import from the West. Gender issues in art school, the demands and strains of career and family life, and questions regarding a female approach to imagery are among the topics raised, as are these artists' hopes and dreams for the future. This book also includes a brief chronology of pertinent events in the art world during the...


Estonia: Return to Independence
Rein Taagepera
0813317037
April 1993
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Book Description
After breaking free from the Bolsheviks in 1918, Estonia enjoyed independence until 1940, when the country was subsumed by the Soviet Union. Not until 1991 was Estonia able to make its next successful bid for sovereignty. In this book, Taagepera traces the evolution of Estonia from prehistory to the present, when a radical turn of events in the former U.S.S.R. once again altered the destiny of this Baltic nation. Lightning Print On Demand Title


Estonia
David J. Smith
0415267285
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1998, Estonia became the first of the former Soviet republics to enter membership negotiations with the European Union. Since then it has been hailed as the 'model pupil' amongst the current applicants. This study traces the remarkable reforms that have propelled Estonia from the USSR to the threshold of the EU in less than a decade. The work also explores the tensions inherent in the concept of a postcommunist 'return to Europe'. Since 1991, membership of western transnational organizations has been consistently portrayed as the best guarantee of Estonia's independence. Yet the membership criteria imposed by these organizations have frequently conflicted with the nationalist priority of restoring a sovereign Estonian nation-state. At the same time, Estonia's geopolitically-sensitive location poses a dilemma for the...


Estonia and the Estonians (Hoover Press Publication, No 405)
Toivo U. Raun
0817991328
September 1991
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The Baltic States
David J. Smith
0415285801
Sept 2002
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Book Description
Since the end of the Cold War there has been an increased interest in The Baltics. This volume brings together three countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to provide a comprehensive and analytical guide integrating history, political science, economic development and contemporary events into one account. Since gaining their independence each country has developed at its own pace with its own agenda and facing its own obstacles.


Minorities in Europe: Croatia, Estonia and Slovakia
Snezana Trifunovska (Editor)
9067041173
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Political/security, legal and economic aspects are highlighted in this volume's coverage of minority issues in Croatia, Estonia and Slovakia. Since these countries achieved independence as a result of the post-Cold War dissolution of their predecessor states, there is a relatively complex minority situation in all three--the result of changing state borders. This work contributes to identifying problem areas and the means and mechanisms to ensure adequate protection to minority groups.

About the Author
Dr S. Trifunovska is currently a Senior University Lecturer at the Law Faculty, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She is also the editor of Minorities in Europe: Croatia, Estonia and Slovakia.


Old Estonia
Gustav Rank
0700709126
July 1997
Hardcover
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Nation Building, Integration, and Ethnic Conflict in Estonia and Moldova
Pal Kolsto (Editor)
0742518876
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Why has social peace been preserved in some new, nationalizing countries in Eastern Europe and broken down in others? While civil peace has reigned in Estonia, Moldova experienced a bloody civil war in 1992, claiming more than a thousand casualties. These two states in question share a number of common characteristics, but there is one important difference. Employing both on the ground empirical studies and a strong theoretical framework, National Integration and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societies contributes to a better understanding of national integration process in Estonia and Moldova and of national integration and communal violence in general.


The Hole: Another Look at the Sinking of the Estonia Ferry on September 28th 1994
Drew Wilson
1846851327
April 2006
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Book Description
In September 1994, the passenger ferry Estonia set out on an overnight cruise from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden and sank in the Baltic Sea, killing nearly 1000 people in 35 minutes. It was the worst peacetime sea catastrophe in European waters in the 20th century. A controversial government investigation blamed the ship's design and high waves. But the Estonia was the only intact ship in maritime history to sink in less than one hour -- faster than some torpedoed ships. This disturbing fact is the core of the tragedy and was left unexplained. The victims still remain in the shipwreck in shallow depth just off the coast of Finland, a spot militarily guarded by Sweden. "The Hole: Another look at the sinking of the Estonia ferry on September 28, 1994" examines alternative explanations in view of post-Soviet...


Nation Building, Integration, and Ethnic Conflict in Estonia and Moldova
Pal Kolsto (Editor)
0742518884
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Why has social peace been preserved in some new, nationalizing countries in Eastern Europe and broken down in others? While civil peace has reigned in Estonia, Moldova experienced a bloody civil war in 1992, claiming more than a thousand casualties. These two states in question share a number of common characteristics, but there is one important difference. Employing both on the ground empirical studies and a strong theoretical framework, National Integration and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societies contributes to a better understanding of national integration process in Estonia and Moldova and of national integration and communal violence in general.

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