Grigory Yavlinsky

Grigory Yavlinsky is a member of the Russian State Duma, the leader of the Yabloko party, and the chairman of the Center for Economic and Political Research in Moscow. An economist by training, he held a series of high positions during 1990-91 in the governments of the Russian Republic and the USSR. In June 1996, he was a candidate for the presidency of Russia.

Democracy after Communism

Is the challenge of building and consolidating democracy under postcommunist conditions unique, or can one apply lessons learned from other new democracies? The essays collected in this volume explore these questions, while tracing how the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have fared in the decade following the fall of communism.