Praise for the previous edition:
"In this fact-laden book, Sanborne presents a clear picture of a country that is relatively new...The book is especially strong in defining the various parties and movements...this is one of the only current books to provide YAs with the background needed to understand unfolding events in the country that was the home of Dracula." - VOYA
Since Romania was published in 1996, the centrist coalition under Emil Constantinescu fell apart and the former president, Ion Iliescu, returned to power after a run-off election against nationalist Vadim Tudor in 2000. While Romania was not selected as one of the countries invited to join the EU in 2004, there is hope that if it is successful in introducing reforms, it could be on track for membership in 2007. At the Prague NATO summit in November 2002, it received a formal invitation to join the North Atlantic alliance reaffirming Romania's strategic importance and recognizing its efforts to reform.
Romania, Second Edition discusses the improved relationship between Hungary and Romania, Romania's support for NATO action against Serbia in 1999, and the nation's continued struggles with the difficult transition to a market-based economy. Carefully revised and expanded, this new edition is current and comprehensive, focusing much attention on recent events and developments. The chronology and reading list have been updated and amended to reflect recent scholarship, and a new introduction, a new index, and new photographs make Romania, Second Edition the ideal place for students or general readers to begin their research on this interesting country and society.
28 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 1 map. Index. Bibliography. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Mark Sanborne is chief copy editor at The Bond Buyer, a daily financial newspaper. He was an editor and writer for Facts On File News Digest from 1984 to 1994, where he covered Eastern Europe, and before that Africa and the Middle East. Sanborne studied anthropology, history, and government at Cornell University.