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Title The 1989 revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe : from communism to pluralism / edited by Kevin McDermott and Matthew Stibbe
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents The historical longue durée -- The 'Gorbachev factor' -- The East European revolutions : internal and external perspectives -- Then and now : continuity and change in the academic and cultural perceptions of the comunist era and its aftermath
Summary "This important book reassesses a defining historical, political and ideological moment in contemporary history: the 1989 revolutions in central and eastern Europe. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the authors reconsider such crucial themes as the broader historical significance of the 1989 events, the complex interaction between external and internal factors in the origins and outcomes of the revolutions, the impact of the 'Gorbachev phenomenon', the West and the end of the Cold War, the political and socio-economic determinants of the revolutionary processes in Poland, Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria, and the competing academic, cultural and ideological perceptions of the year 1989 as communism gave way to post-communist pluralism in the 1990s and beyond. Concluding that the contentious term 'revolution' is indeed apt for the momentous developments in eastern Europe in 1989, this book will be essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and specialists alike." -- Publisher's description
Notes "Konec vla̕dy jedne̕ strany"--Cover
Many of the contributions to this volume were drawn from a conference at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2009, which was sponsored by the British Academy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Post-communism -- Europe, Central -- Congresses
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses
Revolutions -- Europe, Central -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
Revolutions -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Congresses
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author McDermott, Kevin, 1957-
Stibbe, Matthew
British Academy
LC no. 2014412033
ISBN 9781526103468 (electronic bk.)
152610346X (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Ninteen eighty nine revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe