Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Pub. ; London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Book — 1 online resource (179 pages) : maps.
Acknowledgements Maps Introduction: The Shock of the New
1. Different Paths on an Open Road: Economic and Social Change
2. In Praise of Ethnic Cleansing? National Struggles
3. Peeling the Past: Nostalgia and Punishment
4. Portraits in Hubris: Democratic Politics
5. A New Europe: The East in the West Conclusion: The Edge of History Notes Index.
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From Estonia to Macedonia, this book is a history of 15 countries as they negotiate their transition from communism. For some, the story ends happily, with triumphant entry into the European Union in 2004.Others are caught in limbo, destroyed by nationalist politics, war and genocide, or crippled by corrupt political practices. The Burdens of Freedom considers the effects of revolutionary change, the resurgence of nationalism and the painful examination of the past. It looks at the process of building stable democratic states, and their integration with international structures. Most of the countries have established admission to the EU as a national objective; but many of them have also been active participants in the American-led occupation of Iraq. Domestically, each has seen a divide emerge between winners and losers. All are moving forward simultaneously to democracy, unity and prosperity, but also to national division and economic disparity. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xix, 243 pages) Digital: data file.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 1945
Chapter 3 Recasting Democracy? Communist Parties Facing Change and Reconstruction in Post-War Europe
Chapter 4 Window of Opportunities or trompe l'oeil? The Myth of Labor Unity in Western Europe after 1945
Chapter 5 Liberated Zones in Northern Italy and Southeastern France: The Cases of the Alto Tortonese and the Vercors
Chapter 6 The Influence of Socialist Realism in Italy During the Immediate Postwar Period
Part 7 1968
Chapter 8 "1968" and "The Cultural Revolution of the Long Sixties (c. 1958 - c. 1974)"
Chapter 9 The Working Class Dimension Of "1968"
Chapter 10 1968 East and West: Visions of Political Change and Student Protest from Across the Iron Curtain
Chapter 11 Echoes of Provocation: "1968" and the Women's Movements in France and Germany
Part 12 1989
Chapter 13 The Global Context of 1989
Chapter 14 The Development of a Green Opposition in Czechoslovakia: The Role of International Contacts
Chapter 15 A Transcontinental Movement of Citizens? Strategic Debates in the 1980s Western Peace Movement
Chapter 16 Opposition Networks and Transnational Diffusion in the Revolutions of 1989
Chapter 17 Bibliographic Essay.
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This anthology of fourteen original essays is the first collection of transnational studies on post-1945 western and eastern European society written by historians. The contributors target three particular moments of rapid change in postwar Europe-the moment of liberation, 1943-48; the 1960s; and 1989 as communism began to crumble. The collection opens a range of possibilities for historians of post-1945 European society, while providing all contemporary historians with a much-needed guide to the methodology of transnational history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)