After Independence: Making and Protecting the Nation in by Lowell Barrington

By Lowell Barrington

The majority of the present paintings on nationalism has situated on its position within the production of latest states. After Independence breaks new floor via interpreting the adjustments to nationalism after independence in seven new states. This cutting edge quantity demanding situations students and experts to reconsider traditional perspectives of ethnic and civic nationalism and the department among primordial and constructivist understandings of nationwide identity.

"Where do nationalists cross after they get what they wish? we all know quite little approximately how nationalist hobbies rework themselves into the governments of recent states, or how they could turn into competitors of recent regimes that, of their view, haven't taken the self-determination force a long way sufficient. This stellar assortment contributes not just to comparative theorizing on nationalist activities, but additionally deepens our figuring out of the contentious politics of nationalism's final product--new countries."
--Charles King, Chair of the school and Ion Ratiu affiliate Professor, Georgetown college tuition of overseas Service

"This well-integrated quantity analyzes very important variations of nationalism-postcolonial and postcommunist-in a sober, lucid method and may profit scholars and students alike."
--Zvi Gitelman, collage of Michigan

Lowell W. Barrington is affiliate Professor of Political technological know-how, Marquette University.

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Privatization, Markets, and Real Estate Values This privatization situation affects, among other things, industrial development, the fiscal development of local governments, the property tax, and the development of the real estate market. We are particularly interested in the requirements for the establishment of a real estate market, and these include the following elements (see Zapletalova, 1997 for a somewhat different perspective): ● ● ● ● ● A banking system that has the capacity to fund real estate mortgages The private ownership of property An active real estate market in all principal types of properties The elimination of price controls in the housing market assuring that market forces establish values The elimination of subsidies (such as for housing and utilities) that affect the real estate market Because these characteristics have not yet been created or achieved in Slovakia, current real estate prices cannot be said to reflect market forces or provide the basis for uniform taxation.

As development progressed, government, household, and gross fixed capital investment spending also increased. Within five years, 95 percent of prices were unregulated, the most notable exception being rent control in housing. The National Bank of Slovakia’s restrictive monetary policy successfully countered the expected explosive inflationary effects of these actions. Slovaks argue that no other transitional state surpassed their fiscal management performance. These initial economic successes were due in large measure to a mini-boom in exports.

Formal projects or proposed privatization plans were required for the state-owned enterprises that were prepared to transform themselves into corporations. 2 About 1,500 competing projects were presented, representing an average of nearly four competing plans for each firm being privatized. 4 billion (943 joint stock companies) for voucher privatization, and Slovakia’s National Property Fund designated CZK 90 billion (484 joint stock companies) for the project. 6 million Slovak citizens (Mikloš, 1997, pp.

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