Between Past and Future: The Revolutions of 1989 and Their Aftermath / Edition 1

Between Past and Future: The Revolutions of 1989 and Their Aftermath / Edition 1

by Sorin Antohi, S. Antohi
     
 

ISBN-10: 9639116718

ISBN-13: 9789639116719

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Central European University, LLC

Twenty-one essays debate the meaning of the end of communist power in Russia and Eastern Europe. Antohi (history, U. of Bucharest) and Tismaneanu (government and politics, U. of Maryland) have gathered the work of academics from the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, sociology, and historywork that discusses such issues as gender politics in the…  See more details below

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Twenty-one essays debate the meaning of the end of communist power in Russia and Eastern Europe. Antohi (history, U. of Bucharest) and Tismaneanu (government and politics, U. of Maryland) have gathered the work of academics from the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, sociology, and historywork that discusses such issues as gender politics in the new states, the treatment of democratic intellectuals, the affect of privatization on individual lives, the possibilities for integration with the European Union, and the rise of nationalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9789639116719
Publisher:
Central European University, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
IMeanings of 1989: Present Significance of the Past
1Between Past and Future
2On Two Models of Exit from Communism: Central Europe and the Balkans
31989 as Rebirth
41989 and the Future of Democracy
5Habits of the Mind: Europe's Post-1989 Symbolic Geographies
IIWinners and Losers in the Great Transformation
6Independence Reborn and the Demons of the Velvet Revolution
7Between Idealism and Realism: Reflections on the Political Landscape of Postcommunism
8Postsocialisms
9Fighting for the Public Sphere: Democratic Intellectuals under Postcommunism
IIIVulnerabilities of the New Democracies
10Privatization as Transforming Persons
11Gendering Postsocialism: Reproduction as Politics in East Central Europe
12The Morals of Transition: Decline of Public Interest and Runaway Reforms in Eastern Europe
13Counterrevolution
14The Handshake Tradition: A Decade of Consensus Politics Bears Liberal Fruit in Hungary - But What Next?
15Politics and Freedom
IVThe New Europe: Prospects for Cooperation and Conflict
16Electocracies and the Hobbesian Fishbowl of Postcommunist Politics
17The Europe Agreements and Transition: Unique Returns from Integrating into the European Union
18Nationalism in Postcommunist Russia: From Resignation to Anger
19Chinese Bridges to Postsocialist Europe
20Mickiewicz and the Question of Sacred Territory
VPast, Present, Future
21Conclusions
Contributors
Name Index

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