Eastern Europe since 1945

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This essential text has been fully revised, updated and expanded to take account of new material and events since the publication of the third edition. The last chapters focus on the inclusion of most of the Eastern European states into the EU and the book now also features more tables, maps and Further Reading.

Author Biography

GEOFFREY SWAIN is Alec Nove Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. NIGEL SWAIN is Director of the Centre for Central and Eastern European Studies and Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool, UK. 

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
Chronologyp. x
Mapp. xxii
Introductionp. 1
Revolution in Eastern Europep. 11
Different Roads to Socialismp. 31
An End to Diversityp. 57
1956: Communism Renewed?p. 87
Actually Existing Socialism in Operationp. 117
Reform Communism or Economic Reformp. 142
Neo-Stalinism Triumphantp. 172
The Fall of Actually Existing Socialismp. 201
Adapting to Capitalism Enthusiastically: Central Europep. 233
Adapting to Capitalism Hesitantly: the Balkansp. 259
Conclusionp. 287
Notesp. 291
Suggested Readingp. 313
Indexp. 315
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