Revolution And Change In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Minton F. Goldman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765639011
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A comprehensive introduction to the nations of Central and Eastern Europe and their shared and divergent experiences of post-communist transition to free-market democracies. The first part of the book describes the communist system introduced throughout the region after World War II and the causes of the system's ultimate collapse. Detailed chapters on each country of the region describe --the particular features of the country's communist regime and its collapse; --the country's response to four post-communist challenges: (1) creating democratic political institutions; (2) economic liberalization; (3) achieving social accord; (4) reorienting relations with the world, and in particular with neighboring states; --the social stresses and dislocations associated with system change; ethnic conflict; job insecurity; family and gender relations; environmental degradation. A concluding section sums up the commonalities and patterns characterizing post-communist development and the scope and significance of increased diversity in the region.

Revolution And Change In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Andrew Goldman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315480751
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A comprehensive introduction to the nations of Central and Eastern Europe over a half century of turbulent change - from post war subjugation by the Soviet Union to both shared and divergent experiences of post-Communist transition to free-market democracies.

Central And Eastern European Media In Comparative Perspective

Author: Dr John Downey
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409476707
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Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!

Social Media And Politics In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Pawe? Surowiec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328035
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Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central and Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. It explores the process of adoption of social media by politicians, journalists and civic activists, examines the impact of the different social and cultural backgrounds of the countries studied, and discusses specific political situations, such as the 2012 protests in Moscow and the 2014 EuroMaidan events in Ukraine, where social media played an important role. The book concludes by addressing how the relationship between social media and politics is likely to develop and how it might affect the still relatively new democracies in the region.

Central And Eastern Europe Handbook

Author: Patrick Heenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135931984
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The 1989 Revolutions In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Kevin McDermott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719085276
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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.

The 1989 Revolutions In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Kevin McDermott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 152610346X
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This important book reassesses a defining historical, political and ideological moment in contemporary history: the 1989 revolutions in central and eastern Europe. Bringing together established and younger British, European and north American experts from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, international relations and cultural studies, the volume examines the rapid dismantling of the communist regimes in the late 1980s and the transition to pluralism in the 1990s. Incorporating archival sources and the most recent research and written in an accessible style, the chapters address such key themes as the broader historical significance of the 1989 events in relation to previous revolutionary upheavals in Europe in 1789, 1848 and 1917; 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; and the political and socio-economic determinants of the revolutionary processes in Poland, Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. A distinctive feature of the volume is its exploration of the competing academic, cultural and ideological perceptions of the year 1989 as revolutionary triumphalism gave way to post-communist uncertainties. The authors critically evaluate the attempts to 'reconstruct the past' as new, more explicitly right-wing political agendas emerged in the ex-communist countries in the late 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.

Rise And Decline Of Industry In Central And Eastern Europe

Author: Bernhard Müller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354026695X
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In the course of the tremendous political and economic upheaval starting in 1989/1990 many industrial cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe have been confronted with profound problems. This book presents eleven detailed national reports which describe the situation in such cities and regions as well as the strategies which have been employed to cope with structural change. The country reports are complemented by short case studies of selected cities and regions. An introduction gives background to such topics as structural change and the ramifications of EU enlargement. Finally some conclusions are drawn and recommendations offered for future policy.

Glasnost And After

Author: David L. Paletz
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781881303862
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