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Central and Eastern Europe, 1944–1993

Central and Eastern Europe, 1944–1993
Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery

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  • Author: Ivan Berend, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Date Published: August 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521663526

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  • Ivan Berend uses a vast range of sources, as well as his own personal experience, to analyze the fortunes of the postwar socialist regimes in Eastern Europe. His comparative approach stretches beyond the confines of economic history to produce a work of political economy, encompassing the cultural and personal forces that have influenced the development of the "Eastern Bloc" countries over the past fifty years. The book is distinguished by its unique combination of time, region and topic, and is a major contribution to the economic history of the twentieth century.

    • Major comparative analysis of events in which the author himself was an active participant
    • A vast synthesis, encompassing political and cultural issues, of a period of profound social and economic upheaval
    • Long-run approach enables Berend to assess transformations in deep historical context
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    "Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 offers an intelligent and balanced analysis of the state socialist experiment." H-Net Reviews

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    • Date Published: August 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521663526
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Out from Europe: The Introduction of State Socialism, its Stalinist Decade and Revolts Against them:
    1. Communist seizure of power, 1944–8
    2. The closed society in Stalinist state socialism after 1948
    3. Reforms, revolutions and the loosening bloc, the 1950s and 1960s
    Part II. Temporary Success and Terminal Failure: The Post-Stalinist Decades - Modernization, Erosion and Collapse:
    4. Post-Stalinist state socialism and its legitimization
    5. Economic and social performance of state socialism, 1950–89
    6. Crisis and erosion of state socialism, 1973–88
    7. The collapse: a revolutionary symphony in four movements, 1989
    Part III. Back to Europe? Post-1989 Transformation and Pathways to the Future:
    8. Building a parliamentary market system
    9. Economic decline - political change - rising nationalism
    Names index
    Subject index.

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    Ivan Berend, University of California, Los Angeles

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