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20 Years After the Collapse of Communism free pdf The volume is an attempt to assess the meanings of 1989, in particular the multiple transformation processes and their effects in Eastern Europe. Obviously, the realities of the post-communist transformations have not met the expectations. Were the expectations too high? Did democratic institutions prove incompatible with local cultures? Was their implementation too fast to correspond to a genuine development of democratic culture? Whatever the reasons, the road to democracy has turned out to be steeper and the communist legacy heavier than expected. The authors of this volume seek to comprehend the intricacies of various aspects of the post-communist transition- looking at a broad array of countries that have followed different paths. The studies combine methods of different disciplines. 'Insider' perspectives are juxtaposed with external assessments. This comparative and problem based approach brings into focus the ambiguities of the unfinished transformations as well as their broader cultural contexts: the politics of history and the battles for new memory, the re-signification of past and present, and the problematic transformation of homo sovieticus into an autonomous and responsive subject.

About Nicolas Hayoz

Nicolas Hayoz is associate professor of political science and the director of the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Leszek Jesien coordinates the EU research at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and lectures at the Collegium Civitas and the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw. Daniela Koleva is associate professor at the Department for History and Theory of Culture, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia.

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Author : Nicolas Hayoz
Publisher : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Data Published : 29 September 2011
ISBN : 3034305389
EAN : 9783034305389
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 679 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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