New publications

New publications

P. Crowhurst: Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II, London 2013, 352 p., 978-1-78076-110-7

The history of East Central European countries has been widely rediscovered as a source of historical interest and inspiration after the collapse of Communism. This rediscovery particularly holds true for the history of Czechoslovakia in the era of the Second World War. There were numerous reasons for the outbreak of World War II, but because…

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Oleh Protsyk, Benedikt Harzl (eds.): Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russia, 2014, 282pp, ISBN: 978-1-13-881666-4

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the norms and practices of ethnic diversity management in the Russian Federation in the last twenty years. It examines the evolution of the legal framework, the institutional architecture and the policies intended to address the large number of challenges posed by Russia’s immense ethno-cultural diversity. It analyses the…

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Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan (eds.): Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership. Happy Ever After? 2014, 238pp, ISBN: 978-1-13-881573-5

This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. It attempts to answer some fundamental questions: Was the reward of EU membership worth the sacrifices made? How have the new member states fared?…

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Lucian N. Leustean (ed.): Eastern Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe, 2014, 288pp, ISBN: 9780823256068

Nation-building processes in the Orthodox commonwealth brought together political institutions and religious communities in their shared aims of achieving national sovereignty. Chronicling how the churches of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia acquired independence from the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the wake of the Ottoman Empire’s decline, Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe examines…

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Alberto Febbrajo, Wojciech Sadurski (eds.): Central and Eastern Europe After Transition, Towards a New Socio-legal Semantics, 2014, 374pp ISBN: 9781409497226

How have national identities changed, developed and reacted in the wake of transition from communism to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe? Central and Eastern Europe After Transition defines and examines new autonomous differences adopted at the state and the supranational level in the post-transitional phase of the post-Communist area, and considers their impact on…

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Sabrina P. Ramet (ed.): Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Central and Southeastern Europe, Challenges since 1989, 2014, 360pp ISBN: 9781137330710

Since the crash of communism in Central and Southeastern Europe in 1989, almost everything in the region has changed – from politics to economics to popular culture to religion. There have been new challenges to confront and new dilemmas. This volume examines the political engagement of religious associations in the post-socialist countries of Central and…

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Alexander H. E. Morawa, Kyriaki Topidi (eds.): Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe, Expansion and Integration in the EU, 2014, 292pp ISBN: 978-1-4094-0327-2

This book examines EU enlargement by studying how domestic constitutional evolution in the new member states contributes to European integration. In contrast to the usual top-down analytical pattern, it reverses the paradigm by looking at constitutional developments and dynamics from the bottom-up, studying how domestic constitutional evolution contributes to European integration. The authors analyze constitutional…

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Sabine Rutar (ed.): Beyond the Balkans, Toward an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe, 2014, 500pp ISBN: 978-3-643-10658-2

Beyond the Balkans offers new perspectives on Southeast European history, envisaging the region’s history as an integral part of European and global history. Debates about the mental map of “the Balkans” as the negative alter ego of the “the West” (Maria Todorova) and about the construction of the Balkans as a historical space sui generis…

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Pål Kolstø (ed.): Stratgies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe, 2014, 300pp, ISBN: 9781472419187

After the conflagration of Tito’s Yugoslavia a medley of new and not-so-new states rose from the ashes. Some of the Yugoslav successor states have joined, or are about to enter, the European Union, while others are still struggling to define their national borders, symbols, and relationships with neighbouring states. Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South…

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Tomasz Zarycki: Ideologies of Eastness in Central and Eastern Europe. London: Routledge 2014, 294 pp., ISBN: 978-0-415-62589-0

This book explores how the countries of Eastern Europe, which were formerly part of the Soviet bloc have, since the end of communist rule, developed a new ideology of their place in the world. Drawing on post-colonial theory and on identity discourses in the writings of local intelligentsia figures, the book shows how people in…

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