The Economic and Social Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe Since 1973

Author: Tibor Iván Berend

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052149365X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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An authoritative study that covers the social and economic history of Central and Eastern Europe since 1973.
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Staatsbürgerschaft in Europa im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Dieter Gosewinkel

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518742272

Category: Political Science

Page: 772

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Die Staatsbürgerschaft war im 20. Jahrhundert das Signum politischer Zugehörigkeit in Europa. Sie entschied über Schutz und Freiheit eines Menschen und damit über seine Lebens- wie Überlebenschancen. Erzählt wird hier erstmals eine gemeinsame Geschichte der Staatsbürgerschaft in West- und Osteuropa von der Hochphase des Nationalstaats bis in unsere Gegenwart, die von den Krisen der europäischen Union geprägt ist. Es ist die Geschichte einer zentralen rechtlichen Institution, die Kämpfe um Migration, Integration und Zugehörigkeit maßgeblich repräsentiert und zugleich bestimmt. Welche Lehren aus ihr mit Blick auf die Zukunftschancen einer europäischen Staatsbürgerschaft zu ziehen sind, ist eines der Themen dieses Buches.
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Britain’s Know How Fund in Post-Communist Europe, 1989-2003

Author: Keith Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134122993

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This book examines the 'Know How Fund', Britain’s bilateral technical assistance programme in post-communist central and eastern Europe, devised in response to the end of the Cold War. The Know How Fund (KHF) was the technical assistance programme which Margaret Thatcher’s government launched in the spring of 1989 to encourage Poland’s transition from communism to democracy and free-market capitalism. It was subsequently extended to other countries of central and eastern Europe and might be considered a novel experiment in what the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, would later term ‘transformational diplomacy’. Drawing upon still-closed records of the Cabinet Office, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, this book explores the political origins of the KHF. In particular, the author examines its influence upon the transitional process in the lands of the former Soviet bloc; its part in attenuating the potentially destabilising effects of revolutionary change in Europe; the interdepartmental cooperation and rivalry to which its administration gave rise in Whitehall; and the links forged between officials and the worlds of business, finance and academe in project design and implementation. The volume offers new insights into Britain’s reactions to the collapse of communism in central Europe and the Soviet Union; the role of aid in the making and conduct of British foreign policy; and the significance of New Labour’s establishment of DFID as a separate government department. This book will be of much interest to students of British Foreign Policy, Diplomacy Studies, European history, Post-Communist Transitions and IR in general.
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A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network

Author: Sarah B. Snyder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498924

Category: Political Science

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Two of the most pressing questions facing international historians today are how and why the Cold War ended. Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy. As a result, human rights eventually became an important element of Cold War diplomacy and a central component of détente. Sarah B. Snyder demonstrates how this network influenced both Western and Eastern governments to pursue policies that fostered the rise of organized dissent in Eastern Europe, freedom of movement for East Germans and improved human rights practices in the Soviet Union - all factors in the end of the Cold War.
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Bolt from the Blue?

Author: Ivan Berend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136193340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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This book analyzes the European Great Recession of 2008-12, its economic and social causes, its historical roots, and the policies adopted by the European Union to find a way out of it. It contains explicit debates with several economists and analysts on some of the most controversial questions about the causes of the crisis and the policies applied by the European Union. It presents the cases of Iceland, Greece and Ireland, the countries that first declined into crisis in Europe, each of them in a different way. Iceland is a case study for reckless banking practices, Greece of reckless public spending, and Ireland of reckless household indebtedness. At least seven other countries, mostly from the peripheries of Europe, had similarly reckless banking and spending practices. In the center of the book are the economic and social causes of the crisis. Contemporary advanced capitalism became financialized, de-industrialized and globalized and got rid of the "straitjacket" of regulations. Solid banking was replaced by high-risk, "casino-type" activity. The European common currency also had a structural problem — monetary unification without a federal state and fiscal unification. The other side of the same coin is European hyper-consumerism. A new lifestyle emerged during two super-prosperous periods in the 1950s to 1960s, and during the 1990s to 2006. Trying to find an exit policy, the European Union turned to strict austerity measures to curb the budget deficit and indebtedness. This book critically analyzes the debate around austerity policy. The creation of important supra-national institutions, and of a financial supervisory authority and stability mechanisms, strengthens integration. The correction of the euro’s structural mistake by creating a quasi-fiscal unification is even more important. The introduction of mandatory fiscal rules and their supervision promises a long-term solution for a well-functioning common currency. These measures, meanwhile, create a two-tier European Union with a fast-track core. This book suggests that the European Union will emerge stronger from the crisis. This book will be of particular interest to students and researchers of economics, history, political science and international finance, but will also prove profitable reading for practitioners and the interested public.
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Wealth, Power and Economic Development in the Cold War

Author: C. Grabas,A. Nützenadel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329904

Category: History

Page: 388

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Bringing together renowned scholars in the field with younger researchers, this interdisciplinary study of the history of post-war industrial policy in Europe investigates transfers across borders and locates industrial policy in the context of the Cold War from a global perspective.
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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe, Eastern

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Author: McGraw-Hill

Publisher: Annual Editions: Comparative P

ISBN: 9780072507041

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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Order, Chaos and the Return of History

Author: James E. Cronin,Cronin James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415908214

Category: History

Page: 332

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The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war order in the 1980s and early 1990s. James Cronin shows how this legacy has allowed some nations and industries to grow but has blocked others' paths to economic development. States whose very identities are threatened and whose positions within the larger community are in flux struggle to find a path to prosperity, while a competitive logic sharply limits the options available to them. At the same time, Cronin states, the end of the Cold War has removed powerful external constraints on the political choices of nations, allowing previously disenfranchised peoples the freedom to chart distinctive paths into the next century that are more responsive to their own histories.--Publisher description.
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Author: Christian Soe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780072365276

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

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This reader of public press articles covers the current state of politics in Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan, and politics of integration, transformation and disintegration in Europe. It also covers political diversity in Latin America, Africa and China.
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Author: Christian Soe

Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780072365276

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 1564

This reader of public press articles covers the current state of politics in Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Japan, and politics of integration, transformation and disintegration in Europe. It also covers political diversity in Latin America, Africa and China.
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