Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842776636 Published August 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842776629 Will Publish September 2006 For sale in North and South America only

Burdens of Freedom

Eastern Europe since 1989

Padraic Kenney

Burdens of Freedom

Padraic Kenney

Distributed for Zed Books

192 pages
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842776636 Published August 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842776629 Will Publish September 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Presents a thematic history of the 15 countries comprising the post-communist 'New Europe'. This title considers the effects of revolutionary change, the resurgence of nationalism, and the examination of the past. It looks at the process of building stable democratic states, and their integration with international structures.
Contents
Acknowledgements; Maps;
Introduction: The Shock of the New
1. Different Paths on an Open Road: Economic and Social Change
2. In Praise of Ethnic Cleansing? National Struggles
3. Peeling the Past: Nostalgia and Punishment
4. Portraits in Hubris: Democratic Politics
5. A New Europe: The East in the West
Conclusion: The Edge of History
Notes; Index
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