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Author Laczó, Ferenc.

Title The Legacy of Division
Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 2020
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Contents Introduction: The legacy of division: East and West after 1989 / edited by Ferenc Laczó and Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič -- Staring through the mocking glass: three misperceptions of the East-West divide since 1989 / Dorothee Bohle and Bela Greskovits -- Back to Cold War and beyond / Richard Sakwa -- The cost of unity: the transformation of Germany and East Central Europe after 1989 / Philipp Ther -- Thirty years on: Germany's unfinished unity / Claus Leggewie -- This mess of troubled times / Karl Schlögel -- The mythology of the East-West divide / Jan Zielonka -- Anxious Europe / Florian Bieber -- 'But this is the world we live in': corruption, everyday managing, and civic mobilization in post-socialist Romania / Jill Massino -- The end of the liberal world as we know it? Two walls in 1989 / James Wang -- Wests, East-Wests, and divides / Niall Chithelen -- The Great Substitution / Holly Case -- The struggle over 1989: the rise and contestation of eastern European populism / Bogdan Iacob, James Mark and Tobias Rupprecht -- Beyond anti-democratic temptation / Marius Stan and Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Dissidence -- doubt -- creativity: Revisiting 1983 / Joachim von Puttkamer -- Gendering dissent: Human rights, gender history and the road to 1989 / Robert Brier -- Creating feminism in the shadow of male heroes: that other story of 1989 / Zsófia Lóránd -- Legacies of 1989 for dissent today / Barbara J. Falk -- Of hopes and ends: Czech transformations after 1989 / Ondřej Slac̆álek -- Just because the map says so, doesn't mean it's true: thirty years after 1989, from an island perspective / Owen Hatherley -- The East in you never leaves / Julia Sonnevend -- Freedom of movement: a European dialectic / Jannis Panagiotidis -- 'The Romanians are coming': emerging divisions and enduring misperceptions in contemporary Europe / Diana Georgescu -- The two faces of European disillusionment: an end to myths about the West and the East / Jaroslaw Kuisz -- Go East! / Aleida Assmann -- 'The future was next to you': an interview with Ivan Krastev on '89 and the end of liberal hegemony -- 'The distorting mirror': a conversation between Igor Pomerantsev and Peter Pomerantsev
Summary "This volume examines the legacy of the East-West divide since the implosion of the communist regimes in Europe. The ideals of 1989 have largely been frustrated by the crises and turmoil of the past decade. The liberal consensus was first challenged as early as the mid-2000s. In Eastern Europe, grievances were directed against the prevailing narratives of transition and ever sharper ethnic-racial antipathies surfaced in opposition to a supposedly post-national and multicultural West. In Western Europe, voices regretting the European Union's supposedly careless and premature expansion eastward began to appear on both sides of the left-right and liberal-conservative divides. The possibility of convergence between Europe's two halves has been reconceived as a threat to the European project. In a series of original essays, authors from the fields of European and global history, politics and culture address questions fundamental to our understanding of Europe today : How have perceptions and misperceptions between the two halves of the continent changed over the last three decades? Can one speak of a new East-West divide? If so, what characterizes it and why has it re-emerged? Conversely, how have the hopes expressed in '89 of reunifying Europe been fulfilled?"--Provided by publisher
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Subject International relations.
Relations -- Europe de l'Est -- Europe de l'Ouest -- 1970- ...
Europe, Eastern -- Relations -- Europe, Western
Europe, Eastern -- Relations -- European Union countries
Eastern Europe.
European Union countries.
Western Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Lisjak Gabrijelčič, Luka
ISBN 9633863759