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Title Between past and future : the revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath / edited by Sorin Antohi and Vladimir Tismaneanu.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press ; Plymouth : Plymbridge, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  943.0879 BETW    AVAILABLE
Physical description 500 pages ; 23 cm
Contents I Meanings of 1989: Present Significance of the Past -- 1 Between Past and Future / Agnes Heller 3 -- 2 On Two Models of Exit from Communism: Central Europe and the Balkans / Jacques Rupnik 14 -- 3 1989 as Rebirth / Karol Soltan 25 -- 4 1989 and the Future of Democracy / Jeffrey C. Isaac 39 -- 5 Habits of the Mind: Europe's Post-1989 Symbolic Geographies / Sorin Antohi 61 -- II Winners and Losers in the Great Transformation -- 6 Independence Reborn and the Demons of the Velvet Revolution / Adam Michnik 81 -- 7 Between Idealism and Realism: Reflections on the Political Landscape of Postcommunism / Martin Palous 100 -- 8 Postsocialisms / Valerie Bunce 122 -- 9 Fighting for the Public Sphere: Democratic Intellectuals under Postcommunism / Vladimir Tismaneanu 153 -- III Vulnerabilities of the New Democracies -- 10 Privatization as Transforming Persons / Katherine Verdery 175 -- 11 Gendering Postsocialism: Reproduction as Politics in East Central Europe / Gail Kligman, Susan Gal 198 -- 12 Morals of Transition: Decline of Public Interest and Runaway Reforms in Eastern Europe / Kazimierz Z. Poznanski 216 -- 13 Counterrevolution / Istvan Rev 247 -- 14 Handshake Tradition: A Decade of Consensus Politics Bears Liberal Fruit in Hungary--But What Next? / Miklos Haraszti 272 -- 15 Politics and Freedom / Ivan Vejvoda 280 -- IV New Europe: Prospects for Cooperation and Conflict -- 16 Electocracies and the Hobbesian Fishbowl of Postcommunist Politics / Karen Dawisha 291 -- 17 Europe Agreements and Transition: Unique Returns from Integrating into the European Union / Bartlomiej Kaminski 306 -- 18 Nationalism in Postcommunist Russia: From Resignation to Anger / Ilya Prizel 332 -- 19 Chinese Bridges to Postsocialist Europe / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom 357 -- 20 Mickiewicz and the Question of Sacred Territory / Irena Grudzinska Gross 383 -- V Past, Present, Future.
Summary The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe is the basis for this thought-provoking analysis. Between Past and Future reflects upon the past ten years and what lies ahead for the future. An international group of distinguished academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in a lively, exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions.
At a crossroads between past and future, the contributors to this seminal volume address all the crucial issues -- liberal democracy and its enemies, modernity and discontent, economic reforms and their social impact, ethnicity, nationalism and religion, geopolitics, electoral systems and political power, European integration and the tragic demise of Yugoslavia.
Between Past and Future is the outcome of recent research on the ideologies behind one of the most dramatic systematic transformations in world history. With contributions from some of the worlds leading experts, Between Past and Future is an essential reference book for scholars and students of all levels, policy-makers, journalists and the general reader interested in the past and future prospects of Central & Eastern Europe.
Other author Tismaneanu, Vladimir.
Antohi, Sorin.
Subject Europe, Central -- History -- 1989-
Europe, Central -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government.
ISBN 9639116718 (paperback) £17.95