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The Post-Communist Era

Change and Continuity in Eastern Europe


About this book


History did not come to an end with the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. This book tells the story of what followed during the 1990s. Political and national conflict, social and cultural change and the economic challenge of the transition to the market are all given their due weight. The comparative approach is combined with a detailed treatment of individual countries in alternating chapters. The distinction is made here between East Central Europe, where the author's conclusions are largely optimistic, and the Balkans, where uncertainty still prevails.


communism conflict Europe history revolution

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of North LondonUK

About the authors

Ben Fowkes is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of North London.

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'...the book is an excellent reading for one semester courses.' - Wisla Suraska, Political Studies