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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789639116719
  • Publisher: Central European University, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
I Meanings of 1989: Present Significance of the Past
1 Between Past and Future
2 On Two Models of Exit from Communism: Central Europe and the Balkans
3 1989 as Rebirth
4 1989 and the Future of Democracy
5 Habits of the Mind: Europe's Post-1989 Symbolic Geographies
II Winners and Losers in the Great Transformation
6 Independence Reborn and the Demons of the Velvet Revolution
7 Between Idealism and Realism: Reflections on the Political Landscape of Postcommunism
8 Postsocialisms
9 Fighting for the Public Sphere: Democratic Intellectuals under Postcommunism
III Vulnerabilities of the New Democracies
10 Privatization as Transforming Persons
11 Gendering Postsocialism: Reproduction as Politics in East Central Europe
12 The Morals of Transition: Decline of Public Interest and Runaway Reforms in Eastern Europe
13 Counterrevolution
14 The Handshake Tradition: A Decade of Consensus Politics Bears Liberal Fruit in Hungary - But What Next?
15 Politics and Freedom
IV The New Europe: Prospects for Cooperation and Conflict
16 Electocracies and the Hobbesian Fishbowl of Postcommunist Politics
17 The Europe Agreements and Transition: Unique Returns from Integrating into the European Union
18 Nationalism in Postcommunist Russia: From Resignation to Anger
19 Chinese Bridges to Postsocialist Europe
20 Mickiewicz and the Question of Sacred Territory
V Past, Present, Future
21 Conclusions
Name Index
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