Eastern Europe

Politics, Culture, and Society Since 1939
Edited by Sabrina P. Ramet
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Format: paper 440 pages, 4 maps, 1 bibliog., 1 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21256-6
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Eastern Europe addresses the emergence of uncertain pluralism in the region following the disintegration of the communist regimes in 1989. Taking a broad historical approach, the volume considers issues and challenges that have marked Eastern Europe from 1939 through World War II and the era of socialism, up to the present. Eight comprehensive country studies are augmented by detailed assessments of economic developments, security issues, religious currents, cultural policies, and gender relations in the region.

Author Bio

Sabrina P. Ramet is Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her publications include Nationalism and Federalism in Yugoslavia, Social Currents in Eastern Europe, and Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia from the Death of Tito to Ethnic War.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction Sabrina P. Ramet

Part 1 History
2. Eastern Europe’s Defining Fault Lines Gale Stokes

Part 2 Countries
3. Czechoslovakia Sharon L. Wolchik
4. Hungary Laszlo Kurti
5. German Democratic Republic Brigitte H. Schulz
6. Poland Jack Bielasiak
7. Yugoslavia Sabrina P. Ramet
8. Romania William Crowther
9. Bulgaria Spas T. Raikin
10. Albania Elez Biberaj

Part 3 Policy Spheres

11. Women and the Politics of Gender in Communist and Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe Sharon L. Wolchik
12. Religion and Politics in Eastern Europe Paula Franklin Lytle
13. East European Cinema Herbert J. Eagle
14. The Economic Challenges of Post-Communist Marketization Andrei Kuznetsov
15. Democracy, Markets, and Security in Eastern Europe Daniel N. Nelson and Georgeta V. Pourchot
16. Democracy, Tolerance, and the Cycles of History Sabrina P. Ramet

For Further Reading
Contributors
Index