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Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 : Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery - Ivan Berend

Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993

Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery

Paperback Published: 18th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521663526
Number Of Pages: 436

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In this wide-ranging account, Ivan Berend traces the post-war fortunes of the countries lying between Germany and the former Soviet Union. Professor Berend draws both on his academic expertise and personal involvement in many of the events which he describes to produce a synthesis of a huge array of materials. His study stretches beyond the confines of economic history to provide insights into the complex interplay of ideological, social and political forces in the 'Eastern Bloc' countries over the last fifty years of revolutionary change. In particular Berend's analysis of totalitarianism, the development of nationalism, and the personalities at the centre of political life in eastern Europe offers a new perspective on the economies of the state-socialist regimes at the periphery of the western industrialised world.

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'... the best survey of the period available .' Contemporary European History

Out from Europe The Introduction of State Socialism, its Stalinist Decade and Revolts Against It
Communist seizure of power, 1944-1948
The closed society in Stalinist state socialism after 1948
Reforms, revolutions and the loosening Bloc, the 1950s and 1960s
Temporary Success and Terminal Failure the Post-Stalinist Decades, Modernization, Erosion and Collapse
Post-Stalinist state socialism and its legitimization
Economic and social performance of state socialism, 1950-1989
Crisis and erosion of state socialism, 1973-1988
The collapse a revolutionary symphony in four movements, 1989
Back to Europe? Post-1989 Transformation and Pathways to the Future
Building a parliamentary-market system
Economic decline - political change - rising nationalism
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ISBN: 9780521663526
ISBN-10: 0521663520
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 18th October 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.59