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The Resource Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 : geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, Tomas Kavaliauskas

Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 : geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, Tomas Kavaliauskas

Label
Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 : geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts
Title
Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012
Title remainder
geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts
Statement of responsibility
Tomas Kavaliauskas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012: Geopolitical, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Shifts by Tomas Kavaliauskas, is an in-depth study of the transformations in Central Europe in the years since the fall of Communism. Using a comparative analysis of geopolitical, ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, this essential text investigates post-communist countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovenia. Next to transitological interpretations, this study ventures upon negative and positive freedom (Isaiah Berlin) in Central Europe after two decades of post-communist transition. Kavaliauskas questions the meaning of completeness of post-communist transition, both geopolitical and socioeconomic, when there are many transformations that do not necessarily mean unequivocal progress. The author also analyses why Central Europe in 1989, armed with civil disobedience, could not maintain its moral politics. But the book touches sensitive issues of memory as well: an examination of May 9th is provided from the Russian and the Baltic perspectives, revealing two opposing world views regarding this date of liberation or occupation. Finally, Kavaliauskas analyzes the tragedy at Smolensk airport, which became an inseparable part of Central European identity. Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 is an essential contribution to the literature on Central Europe and the lasting effects of Communism and its aftermath
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kavaliauskas, Tomas
Dewey number
943.0009/049
Index
index present
LC call number
DAW1051
LC item number
.K38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Post-communism
  • Geopolitics
  • Social change
  • Europe, Central
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Central
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Central
  • Europe, Eastern
Label
Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 : geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, Tomas Kavaliauskas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
pbk. ed.: 2014
Bar code
31223108786550
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining Central Europe as a Post-communist Region -- Positive and Negative Freedom in Central Europe Before and After 1989 -- Virtual and Real Freedom in Central Europe after 1989 -- The Complete and Incomplete Transition in Central Europe -- Fluctuating Socio-economics and Post-Socialist Inverted Morals -- The Salvation of the Two Europes in 1968 from the Perspective of 1989 -- Vilnius 10 Group : Geopolitical Emancipation or a Lost Opportunity for Angelic Moral Politics? -- The Demiurge of the EU and Central Europe -- Different Meanings Applied to May 9th Victory Day in WWII : Russian and Baltic Perspectives after 1989 -- Social and Political Meaning of Light in East Central Europe before and after 1989 -- Communist Nostalgia as Extrapolation of the Past into the Present -- Katyn does not Happen Twice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 208 p.
Isbn
9780739174104
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021376398
System control number
  • 795177940
  • (OCoLC)795177940
Label
Transformations in Central Europe between 1989 and 2012 : geopolitical, cultural, and socioeconomic shifts, Tomas Kavaliauskas
Publication
Note
pbk. ed.: 2014
Bar code
31223108786550
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining Central Europe as a Post-communist Region -- Positive and Negative Freedom in Central Europe Before and After 1989 -- Virtual and Real Freedom in Central Europe after 1989 -- The Complete and Incomplete Transition in Central Europe -- Fluctuating Socio-economics and Post-Socialist Inverted Morals -- The Salvation of the Two Europes in 1968 from the Perspective of 1989 -- Vilnius 10 Group : Geopolitical Emancipation or a Lost Opportunity for Angelic Moral Politics? -- The Demiurge of the EU and Central Europe -- Different Meanings Applied to May 9th Victory Day in WWII : Russian and Baltic Perspectives after 1989 -- Social and Political Meaning of Light in East Central Europe before and after 1989 -- Communist Nostalgia as Extrapolation of the Past into the Present -- Katyn does not Happen Twice
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 208 p.
Isbn
9780739174104
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021376398
System control number
  • 795177940
  • (OCoLC)795177940

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