Scopul nostru este sprijinirea şi promovarea cercetării ştiinţifice şi facilitarea comunicării între cercetătorii români din întreaga lume.
Autori: Adrian Pop
Editorial: Editura Enciclopedica, 2010.
The book addresses the subject of East European revolutions from a dual perspective. Methodologically, it belongs to the path-dependency school and rational reconstruction method, which reconciles the historical and political science approaches. The first section of the book presents the major crisis in the Soviet bloc in the post-Stalinist era: the workers’ revolt in the GDR (1953), the de-Stalinization and its effects in the „outer empire” – the „Polish October” and the Hungarian revolution (1956), the „Prague Spring” (1968), and the crisis of the communism in Poland which culminated with the setting up of the Solidarity movement (1980-1981). In addition, the section synthesizes the various forms of civic activism in Central Europe and explains the causes of the breakdown of communism in Eastern Europe.
The second section of the book underlines the specifics of East European revolutions, presents the significance of the concept and practice of „self-limiting revolution” proposed by former Central European dissidents and underscores a typology of political transition in Central Europe, South-East Europe and Soviet Union: negotiation (Poland and Hungary), capitulation (GDR and Czechoslovakia), coup d’etat (Bulgaria), popular uprising and coup d’etat (Romania), popular uprising (Albania), and implosion (Soviet Union and Yugoslavia). Finally, the book underlines the „global” lessons of the East European revolutions.
Cuvinte cheie: prabusirea comunismului; Europa de Est // breakdown of communism; Eastern Europe