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About the Author
Tomas Kavaliauskas is associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Defining Central Europe as a Post-communist Region
Chapter 2. Positive and Negative Freedom in Central Europe Before and After 1989
Chapter 3. Virtual and Real Freedom in Central Europe after 1989
Chapter 4. The Complete and Incomplete Transition in Central Europe
Chapter 5. Fluctuating Socio-economics and Post-Socialist Inverted Morals
Chapter 6. The Salvation of the Two Europes in 1968 from the Perspective of 1989
Chapter 7. Vilnius 10 Group—Geopolitical Emancipation or a Lost Opportunity for Angelic Moral Politics?
What People are Saying About This
This is more than a book about the extraordinary changes in Central Europe. It is about the struggle for national and cultural identity in a troubled part of the world. The scholarship displayed by Kavaliauskas is as impressive as his civic engagement.
Kavaliauskas provides rare depth and breadth of understanding across disciplinary divisions and across a variety of scholarly perspectives of the monumental and ongoing transformations in the heart of Europe. With an inquisitive yet unobtrusive gaze this book reveals for the reader the particularities but also the resonances and connections between diverse transition experiences.
Tomas Kavaliauskas is an emphatic observer of the post-communist predicament. This catching set of essays on the contemporary condition of Central Europe, dense with philosophical allusions, cultural detail, and political insight, and written in an inimitable style, makes an unusual and refreshing, even romantic piece of scholarship.