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Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 : detour from the periphery to the periphery /
Ivan T. Berend.
imprint
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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xviii, 414 p.
ISBN
0521550661 (hc)
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imprint
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
isbn
0521550661 (hc)
catalogue key
513482
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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'… the best survey of the period available .'Contemporary European History
"Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 offers an intelligent and balanced analysis of the state socialist experiment." H-Net Reviews
'... the best survey of the period available .' Contemporary European History
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Here, the author traces the post-war fortunes of the countries lying between Germany and the former Soviet Union. His study covers the economic history, and the complex interplay of ideological, social and political forces in the Eastern Bloc.
Main Description
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 a new perspective on the economies of the state-socialist regimes at the periphery of the western industrialised world.
Main Description
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.
Description for Library
Ivan Berend utilises a vast range of sources, as well as his own personal experience, to analyse the fortunes of the post-war 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 which have influenced the development of the 'Eastern Bloc' countries over the last 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.
Description for Bookstore
Drawing on his first-hand experience, Ivan Berend distils a huge array of material on the economies of the 'Eastern Bloc' countries during a period of revolutionary change. This is a major contribution to the economic history of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Out from Europe: The Introduction of State Socialism, its Stalinist Decade and Revolts Against It
Communist seizure of power, 1944-1948
The closed society in Stalinist state socialism after 1948
Reforms, revolutions and the loosening Bloc, the 1950s and 1960s
Temporary Success and Terminal Failure: the Post-Stalinist Decades, Modernization, Erosion and Collapse
Post-Stalinist state socialism and its legitimization
Economic and social performance of state socialism, 1950-1989
Crisis and erosion of state socialism, 1973-1988
The collapse: a revolutionary symphony in four movements, 1989
Back to Europe? Post-1989 Transformation and Pathways to the Future
Building a parliamentary-market system
Economic decline - political change - rising nationalism
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