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Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment

  title={Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment},
  author={Stephen Kotkin and Jan Tomasz Gross},

Captured by State and Church: Concerns about Civil Society in Democratic Hungary

Abstract This paper conceptualizes challenges and dangers that have impacted Hungary’s civil society (third sector, nonprofit sector, voluntary sector) over the past decade. The cases presented

Civil Society and the Authoritarian State: Cooperation, Contestation and Discourse

Contemporary authoritarian regimes frequently coexist with a range of non-governmental associations, while resisting any trajectory towards democratization. This article reviews three major

The Power of Mapping: Considering Discrepancies of Polish Cadastral Mapping

In his seminal work on cartography, Brian Harley develops insights and raises questions about the power of maps. This article takes up these insights and questions through an anti-essentialist

Political thought in Central and Eastern Europe: The open society, its friends, and enemies

A review essay of key works and trends in the political thought of Central and Eastern Europe, before and after 1989. The topics examined include the nature of the 1989 velvet revolutions in the

Social Movements in Eastern Europe: Problems of Understanding Non-Western Contexts

  • Ágnes Gagyi
  • Political Science
    International Political Economy Series
  • 2021

Poland's Solidarity Movement and the Global Politics of Human Rights

In the historiography of human rights, the 1980s feature as little more than an afterthought to the human rights breakthrough of the previous decade. Through an examination of one of the major actors

El mundo se resquebraja. La percepción chilena de las revoluciones de Europa Oriental en 1989

This paper analyzes the perception of the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 through the Chilean press, in the context of the process of political change that Chile was experiencing at that time.

Global GDR? Sovereignty, Legitimacy and Decolonization in the German Democratic Republic, 1960—1989

In the two decades following its demise, the GDR—in both historical and popular representation—was largely depicted as an isolated, autarchic entity. A recent wave of research into the global Cold

‘The future was next to you’:

Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argue that illiberalism in central eastern Europe today is part of a global contestation of western liberal hegemony. In an interview with Eurozine, Krastev elaborates

The Hungarian Debate on 1989

The Hungarian Debate on 1989 Árpád von Klimó Cultures of History Forum, published: 14.01.2014 DOI: 10.25626/0012 The debate on the significance of the events of 1989 has so far taken place only