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August 1, 1999
9789639116719
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Between Past and Future

The Revolution of 1989 and Their Aftermath

The tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe is the basis for this text which reflects upon the past ten years and what lies ahead for the future. An international group of academics and public intellectuals, including former dissidents and active politicians, engage in an exchange on the antecedents, causes, contexts, meanings and legacies of the 1989 revolutions. The contributors address various issues including liberal democracy and its enemies; modernity and discontent; economic reforms and their social impact; ethnicity; nationalism and religion; geopolitics; electoral systems and political power; European integration; and the demise of Yugoslavia.

About the Authors

Sorin Antohi is Associate Professor of History at the University of Bucharest, and at Central European University, Budapest; he is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford.

Vladimir Tismaneanu is Professor of politics and Director of the Center for the Study of Post-communist Societies at University of Maryland (College Park), President of the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania (April 2006–March 2007), and since April 2007, Chairman of the Presidential Consultative Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania.

Reviews

"This is a book that will serve many intellectual tastes and interests, and that will certainly prove thought provoking for anyone who reads it... I recommend it to anybody who wants to witness the analythical depth and span with which the meaning of 1989 can be approached."—Extremism & Democracy

"The list of contributors is impressive with not a single dull chapter; the editors are to be congratulated for making available such a stimulating and timely, if not timeless, collection."—Slavic Review

Endorsements

"The past is gone but the future is not yet clear. The title of this important collection puts the post-communist predicament well. There is a sense in which East Central Europe is still suspended in mid-air: between the high moral expectations of 1989 and the realities of a new century, between deep historical conflicts and hopes of a European Union, between a framework of democracy and the threats which make it vulnerable. Sorin Antohi and Vladimir Tismaneanu have assembled a distinguished cast of committed analysts to help us understand the risks of a great transformation."—Lord Dahrendorf

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