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Central and Eastern Europe, 1944–1993

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


Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History

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

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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 an alternative perspective on the economies of the state-socialist regimes at the periphery of the western industrialised world.

    • 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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    • 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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