Eastern Europe since 1945

Paperback | November 15, 2009

byGeoffrey Swain, Nigel Swain

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This essential text has been fully revised, updated and expanded to take account of new material and events since the publication of the third edition. The last chapters focus on the inclusion of most of the Eastern European states into the EU and the book now also features more tables, maps and Further Reading.

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This essential text has been fully revised, updated and expanded to take account of new material and events since the publication of the third edition. The last chapters focus on the inclusion of most of the Eastern European states into the EU and the book now also features more tables, maps and Further Reading.

GEOFFREY SWAIN is Alec Nove Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. NIGEL SWAIN is Director of the Centre for Central and Eastern European Studies and Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.74 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230214606

ISBN - 13:9780230214606

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Table of Contents


List of Tables
Chronology
Introduction
Revolution in Eastern Europe
Different Roads to Socialism
An End to Diversity
1956: Communism Renewed?
Actually Existing Socialism in Operation
Reform Communism or Economic Reform
Neo-Stalinism Triumphant
The Fall of Actually Existing Socialism
Adapting to Capitalism Enthusiastically: Central Europe
Adapting to Capitalism Hesitantly: The Balkans
Conclusion
Notes
Index

Editorial Reviews

'Swain and Swain provide an excellent overview of East European politics since 1945, providing the necessary historical context, such as the EU Eastern enlargement and the conflicts in former Yugoslavia. It reflects up-to-date scholarship and yet is accessible to students.' - Florian Bieber, University of Kent, UK Reviews of the first edition:'Useful for students' - Karen Henderson, Journal of Area Studies'Detailed, informative and valuable analysis of the evolution of Eastern Europe.' - Stephen Fischer Galati, International History Review