Return to Diversity: A Political History fo East Central Europe Since World War II

Paperback | November 15, 2007

byJoseph Rothschild, Nancy W. Wingfield

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Highly acclaimed and thoroughly updated, Return to Diversity, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive political history of East Central Europe from World War II to the present. An engaging and straightforward political narrative, the book is organized chronologically in a country-by-countryformat that students can easily navigate. Each section summarizes and examines the most important themes in Eastern Europe during the rise and fall of Communism. The text features balanced discussions of relevant political events, along with a detailed analysis of the causes and consequences ofCommunism from the perspective of post-Communist regimes. Nancy M. Wingfield has revised the fourth edition to incorporate social and economic history into the text's strong discussions of political history. She also provides expanded coverage of the resurgence of nationalism in the 1980s, the role of dissident movements in the shift to democracy, and theproblems of Communism. To make the region's history even more relevant to students, Return to Diversity now concludes with a compelling look at the contemporary reintegration of the "new" and "old" Europes. Unsurpassed in scope, depth of analysis, and objectivity, Return to Diversity continues to be an invaluable resource for both professors and students of this region's vivid political history.

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Highly acclaimed and thoroughly updated, Return to Diversity, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive political history of East Central Europe from World War II to the present. An engaging and straightforward political narrative, the book is organized chronologically in a country-by-countryformat that students can easily navigate. Eac...

The late Joseph Rothschild served as Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science and Associate of the Institute on East Central Europe at Columbia University. His books include Ethnopolitics: A Conceptual Framework (1981), East Central Europe Between the Two World Wars (1974), Pilsudski's Coup d'Etat (1966), and The Communist Party o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.51 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth EditionPreface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First Edition1. The Interwar Background2. World War II3. The Communists Come to Power4. The Dialectics of Stalinism and Titoism5. The Revenge of the Repressed: East Central Europe Reasserts Itself6. A Precarious Stalemate7. The Various Endgames8. The Return to EuropeNotesSuggested ReadingsIndex

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"For twenty years, Return to Diversity has been recognized as the best text in its field. Now in its fourth edition, the text is better than ever. Updated throughout, this text provides a reliable, clear, and scholarly narrative of the major events, persons, and trends in East Central Europesince World War II. Written with a non-specialist American audience in mind, Return to Diversity presents a sophisticated narrative of political and economic change in the region."--Theodore R. Weeks, Southern Illinois University