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The political history of Eastern Europe in the 20th century : the struggle between democracy and dictatorship /
by Sten Berglund and Frank H. Aarebot.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Brookfield, Vt. : E. Elgar Pub., 1997.
description
xi, 196 p.
ISBN
1858984785
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imprint
Brookfield, Vt. : E. Elgar Pub., 1997.
isbn
1858984785
catalogue key
1152802
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Main Description
The Political History of Eastern Europe in the 20th Century presents a fresh, up-to-date introduction to the struggle between democracy and dictatorship in Eastern Europe since 1900. The book is broken down into three different parts focusing on those time periods when experiments with democracy threatened to change the established order: the inter-war period, the democratic or semi- democratic interlude in the wake of the Second World War until 1949 and the current experience with the new democracies. In discussing the struggle between democracy and dictatorship, the authors argue that the experience of Eastern Europe reveals the challenges which threaten democracy and the conditions necessary for the survival of democratic government. The book will be essential reading for students of Eastern Europe, comparative politics, and European history.
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The Political History of Eastern Europe in the 20th Century presents an up-to-date introduction to the struggle between democracy & dictatorship in Eastern Europe since 1900. The book is broken down into three different parts, focusing on those time periods when experiments with democracy threatened to change the established order: the inter-war period, the democratic or semidemocratic interlude in the wake of the Second World War until 1949, & the current experience with the new democracies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Notes on the Authors
Preface
The Heritagep. 1
From Formal Democracy to Strongman Rule: 1917-45p. 20
Freedom from Fascism, but How? Eastern Europe in 1945-49p. 41
The Crumbling Monolithp. 70
Democracy: The Second Comingp. 108
Prospects and Paradoxesp. 150
Index of namesp. 183
Index of subjectsp. 187
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