Acknowledgements - Introduction - Rethinking the East European Revolutions - The Collapse of Communism - From Information Control to Creative Chaos - A Hotbed of Hatred - Coping with Ethnic Conflicts in Eastern Europe - In the Company of Bulgarians - East Germany as a 'Model Case' for Transformation Theory - Managing an Unmasterable Past - Transformation, Modernity and the East German 'Sonderweg' - Bibliography - Index.
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This book presents a novel understanding of the break-up of communist hegemony in East Germany and Eastern Europe. Based on comparative case-studies, it argues that identity politics is a particular invention of communist rule, producing apolitical citizens. Focusing upon identity politics helps us to understand better the long-term stability of communist hegemony, its sudden collapse, the difficulties of transforming communist societies into liberal democracies and the unexpected revival of ethnic, nationalist and cultural conflicts in post-communist Eastern Europe. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Introduction and overall chronology-- historical background and the creation of independent states-- the changing shape of Europe - blocs, organizations and linkages-- Poland-- Hungary-- Czechoslovakia and the 'velvet divorce'-- the Czech Republic-- Slovakia-- Germany, the GDR and unification-- Romania-- Bulgaria-- Albania-- Yugoslavia and its disintegration-- Croatia-- Slovenia-- The Baltic States and the end of Soviet rule-- Estonia-- Latvia-- Lithuania-- glossary of key personalities, term and acronyms.
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In this expanded edition of "Revolutions in Eastern Europe", the authors include a new chapter on the Baltic states. The coverage of East Germany has been revised to include notification, the restructuring of the Eastern economy within a united Germany and the treatment of the former communist leaders. The chapter on Czechoslovakia includes separate treatment of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993-94. Also included is a brief account of Croatia and Slovenia in 1992-94, the Bosnian conflict, and the rump Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Macedonia. The accounts are taken to the end of 1994. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on how states are dealing with their communist past, with the experience of political pluralism and with external relations and alignments in the new Europe. The chapter on organizations has been significantly expanded and there is a greater number of maps. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This guide charts national histories and policies, relevant statistics and chronologies, and the identities, programmes, and activities of the full spectrum of ethnically-based parties and organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. (source: Nielsen Book Data)