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Shock Waves: Eastern Europe After the Revolutions

Feffer paints a vivid picture of the political and economic conflicts that are dramatically reshaping daily life in today’s Eastern Europe. Covering Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and the former East Germany, Feffer provides and incisive historical background to the current crisis and offers critical and guardedly hopeful speculation about the future of the region.

368 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

Economics and Business: Economics--International and Comparative

History: European History

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Acknowledgements Preface Map Introduction The revolutions of 1989 Part One: The Past as Prologue 1. History and geography 2. The Soviet model 3. From above and below Part Two: After the Revolutions 4. East Germany. . .A shortcut to democracy 5. Poland...A shortcut to modernity 6. Hungary... Goulash ecology 7. Czechoslovakia...A moral foreign policy 8. Romania...Amoral domestic policy . 9. Bulgaria... The wrath of nations 10. Yugoslavia... Things fall apart Conclusion Things come together Background statistics References Selected bibliography Index

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