Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993: Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery / Edition 1

Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993: Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery / Edition 1

by Ivan Berend
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663520

ISBN-13: 9780521663526

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ivan Berend uses a vast range of sources, as well as his own personal experience, to analyze the fortunes of the postwar socialist regimes in Eastern Europe. His comparative approach stretches beyond the confines of economic history to produce a work of political economy, encompassing the cultural and personal forces that have influenced the development of the

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Ivan Berend uses a vast range of sources, as well as his own personal experience, to analyze the fortunes of the postwar socialist regimes in Eastern Europe. His comparative approach stretches beyond the confines of economic history to produce a work of political economy, encompassing the cultural and personal forces that have influenced the development of the "Eastern Bloc" countries over the past fifty years. The book is distinguished by its unique combination of time, region and topic, and is a major contribution to the economic history of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663526
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Out from Europe: The Introduction of State Socialism, its Stalinist Decade and Revolts Against them: 1. Communist seizure of power, 1944–8; 2. The closed society in Stalinist state socialism after 1948; 3. Reforms, revolutions and the loosening bloc, the 1950s and 1960s; Part II. Temporary Success and Terminal Failure: The Post-Stalinist Decades - Modernization, Erosion and Collapse: 4. Post-Stalinist state socialism and its legitimization; 5. Economic and social performance of state socialism, 1950–89; 6. Crisis and erosion of state socialism, 1973–88; 7. The collapse: a revolutionary symphony in four movements, 1989; Part III. Back to Europe? Post-1989 Transformation and Pathways to the Future: 8. Building a parliamentary market system; 9. Economic decline - political change - rising nationalism; References; Names index; Subject index.

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