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Mapping the Role of Religion in Eastern Europe Today—An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Abstract

The events of 1989/1991 in Europe reshaped the political, economic, and social landscapes. The socialist experiment in Eastern Europe had failed, and the societies of the so-called Eastern Bloc underwent profound changes in almost every respect. The outcomes of the transition, however, are obviously diverse. Some countries chose Western development models and integration into Western organizations as their path. Others adapted Western models selectively, and at the same time introduced new authoritarian measures. A few countries switched from one mode of authoritarian rule to another one.

Keywords

Political Culture Socialist Country Authoritarian Rule Traditional Religion Thick Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for East-European Studies and the Center for Global PoliticsFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute for SociologyOtto-von-Guericke Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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