Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000

Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000

by Stefano Bianchini


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138687318
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stefano Bianchini is Professor of East European Politics and History at the University of Bologna, Italy

Table of Contents

Introduction: Industrialisation, Modernity and Development in Eastern Europe 1. Development and Backwardness: The Social Origins of East European Politics 2. Capitalism or Rural Socialism? The Dilemmas of Renewal in Russia and the Balkans 3. The "Peasant State": Ideology and Politics of Agrarian Movements in Central-Eastern Europe Between the Two World Wars 4. Communism and the "Third Peasant Way": Competing Internationals and Development Models in the USSR and Central-Eastern Europe 5. Market Socialism, National Roads to Socialism and Competition with the West 6. Between "Otherness" and Globalisation: "Real Socialism", Modernity and Gorbachev 7. Conclusion: The Challenges of Modernity and Post-Modernity

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