Between Past and Future: The Revolutions of 1989 and Their Aftermath

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Sorin Antohi, Vladimir Tismaneanu
Central European University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Political Science - 414 pages
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. 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 and Eastern Europe.
 

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Contents

Between Past and Future
3
On Two Models of Exit from Communism Central Europe and the Balkans
14
1989 as Rebirth
25
1989 and the Future of Democracy
39
Habits of the Mind Europes Post1989 Symbolic Geographies
61
Winners and Losers in the Great Transformation
79
Independence Reborn and the Demons of the Velvet Revolution
81
Between Idealism and Realism Reflections on the Political Landscape of Postcommunism
100
Counterrevolution
247
The Handshake Tradition A Decade of Consensus Politics Bears Liberal Fruit in HungaryBut What Next?
272
Politics and Freedom
280
The New Europe Prospects for Cooperation and Conflict
289
Electocracies and the Hobbesian Fishbowl of Postcommunist Politics
291
The Europe Agreements and Transition Unique Returns from Integrating into the European Union
306
Nationalism in Postcommunist Russia From Resignation to Anger
332
Chinese Bridges to Postsocialist Europe
357

Postsocialisms
122
Fighting for the Public Sphere Democratic Intellectuals under Postcommunism
153
Vulnerabilities of the New Democracies
173
Privatization as Transforming Persons
175
Gendering Postsocialism Reproduction as Politics in East Central Europe
198
The Morals of Transition Decline of Public Interest and Runaway Reforms in Eastern Europe
216
Mickiewicz and the Question of Sacred Territory
383
Past Present Future
393
Conclusions
395
Contributors
403
Name Index
405
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