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Title Stalinism revisited : the establishment of communist regimes in East-Central Europe / edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (vii, 444 pages)
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Contents Stalinism revisited and the takeover model -- Stalinist revolutionary breakthroughs in Eastern Europe / Kenneth Jowitt -- Diabolical pedagogy and the (il)logic of Stalinism in Eastern Europe / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Stalin, Soviet policy, and the consolidation of a communist bloc in Eastern Europe, 1944-1953 / Mark Kramer -- Popular democracy : an illusion? / Alfred J. Rieber -- The establishment of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe -- Eastern Europe between the USSR and the West : reflections on the origins and dynamics of the Cold War / Thomas W. Simons, Jr -- Legitimation deficit and legitimation crisis in East European societies / Agnes Heller -- The paradox of East German communism : from non-Stalinism to neo-Stalinism? / John Connelly -- Road to "people's Poland" : Stalin's conquest revisited / Antoni Z. Kaminski, Bartłomiej Kaminski -- Stalinism and historiography -- Revisiting Hungarian Stalinism / János Rainer -- Avatars of the Romanian academy and the historical front (1948 versus1955) / Bogdan Cristian Iacob -- Bulgarian Stalinism revisited / Ekaterina Nikova -- Historicizing a disputed theme : anti-communist armed resistance in Romania / Dorin Dobrincu -- National or revolutionary breakthroughs? -- Hope died last : the Czechoslovak road to Stalinism / Bradley Abrams -- Propaganda and culture in Romania at the beginning of the communist regime / Cristian Vasile -- Varieties of Stalinism in light of the Yugoslav case / Svetozar Stojanovic -- Community building and identity politics in Gheorghiu-Dej's Romania (1956-1964) / Dragoș Petrescu
Summary This book is a comparative framework for interpreting the relationship between late Stalinism and the communist takeovers in former Eastern Europe. A bonus for the volume is that it also provides detailed, sectorial analyses for the Romanian case, something that the field particularly lacks. The structure of the volume provides grounds for both reinterpretation and an input of fresh insights and research on the nature, dynamics, and consequences of Stalinism in Eastern and Central Europe. It contains three types of contributions: (a) general analyses of phenomena associated with the category of Stalinism; (b) case studies focusing upon aspects of establishment of communist regimes in each of the Eastern European countries; (c) historiographical evaluations of the literature dealing with the targeted period of time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953
Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Fascism & Totalitarianism.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Eastern Europe.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Tismaneanu, Vladimir
ISBN 9786155211812