The Demise of Communist East Europe
1989 in Context
By (author) Robin Okey
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Demise of Communist East Europe by Robin Okey
Book DescriptionThis book charts the demise of east European communism and analyses the failure of the communist experiment, the revolutionary events of 1989 and the post-communist aftermath as the legacy of both these processes. The author explains communism's initial ability to survive crises but then its cumulative decline in the face of dissidence, economic weakness and reform movements. By analysing these issues in the context of the regions drive since the nineteenth-century to catch up with western Europe, this book concludes that the events of 1989 can cast light more widely still, on the fortunes of the three great ideas that the continent as a whole derived from revolutionary France: liberalism, socialism and nationalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340740576
(233mm x 154mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Demise of Communist East Europe, Hardback (May 2004)
In 1989 communism crumbled in eastern Europe and with it one of the most conspicuous legacies of the Second World War. This book charts the demise of east European communism and analyses the failure of the communist experiment, the revolutionary events of 1989 and the post-communist aftermath as the legacy of both these processes.
Habsburg Monarchy, c. 1765-1918, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Robin Okey
This introductory text relates events in the Hapsburg empire to broader European trends. It includes material on the social and economic aspects of the empire, as well as providing a political account.
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Author Biography - Robin Okey
Robin Okey is Reader in History at the University of Warwick
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