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The Prague Spring and its Aftermath : Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970 - Kieran Williams

The Prague Spring and its Aftermath

Czechoslovak Politics, 1968-1970

Paperback Published: 8th September 1997
ISBN: 9780521588034
Number Of Pages: 288

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The Prague Spring of 1968 was among the most important episodes in postwar European politics--one of the few pre-Gorbachev attempts to reform one-party communist rule. In this book Kieran Williams analyzes the attempt at reform under Alexander Dubcek and its suppression by the Soviet Union, using archive materials and other sources that have become available in the wake of the 1989 revolution. The book will provide new information for specialists as well as introductory analysis and narrative for students of East European politics and history and Soviet foreign policy.

'This highly acclaimed book, which was awarded the 1998 BASEES/Orbis prize, recounts the story of the Prague Spring from the perspective of elite politics. It is particularly important because it draws largely on previously secret files ... and it thereby replaces with fact those passages of earlier scholarly works that were based primarily on conjecture.' Karen Henderson, University of Leicester '... highly valuable ... demonstrates in a clear-cut way ...' Contemporary European History

Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Liberalization, intervention, and normalization
Liberalizationp. 3
Interventionp. 29
Normalizationp. 39
January 1968-December 1970
The erosion of Soviet trustp. 63
The failure of Operation Danubep. 112
Dubcek's normalizationp. 144
The realist ascendancyp. 192
The security police in the Dubcek periodp. 210
After Dubcekp. 226
Select bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 266
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ISBN: 9780521588034
ISBN-10: 0521588030
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th September 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.39  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.44