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Title Between past and future : the revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath / edited by Sorin Antohi and Vladimir Tismaneanu
Published New York : Central European University Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (xii, 414 pages)
Contents I. Meanings of 1989: present significance of the past -- II. Winners and losers in the great transformation -- III. Vulnerabilities of the new democracies -- IV. The new Europe: prospects for cooperation and conflict -- V. Past, present, future
Summary The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe provides the starting point for this thought-provoking analysis. Between Past and Future reflects upon the past ten years and considers what lies ahead for the future. An international group of distinguished academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in a lively exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. At a crossroads between past and future, the contributors to this seminal volume address all the crucial issues -- liberal democracy and its enemies, modernity and discontent, economic reforms and their social impact, ethnicity, nationalism and religion, geopolitics, electoral systems and political power, European integration and the tragic demise of Yugoslavia. Based on the results of recent research on the ideologies behind one of the most dramatic systematic transformations in world history, and including contributions from some of the world's leading experts, Between Past and Future is an essential reference book for scholars and students of all levels, policy-makers, journalists and the general reader interested in the past and future prospects of Central & Eastern Europe
Notes "Proceedings from a conference held in Budapest at the Central European University from March 26-29, 1999"--Page xii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern -- Congresses
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism.
Politics and government
SUBJECT Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Congresses
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989- -- Congresses
Subject Europe.
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Antohi, Sorin
Tismaneanu, Vladimir
LC no. 99086119
ISBN 0585417431