not always) transnational, and this volume's focus on “revolution” and “crisis”
means that many of its contributions deal in one way or another with these
histories. Nevertheless, we aim to decouple the discussion of reform and
revolution from ...
Author: Bronwyn Winter
Today Europe stands at a crossroads unlike any it has faced since 1945. Since the 2008 financial crash, Europe has weathered the Greek debt crisis, the 2015 refugee crisis, and the identity crisis brought about by Brexit in 2016. The future of the European project is in doubt. How will Europe respond? Reform and revolution have been two forms of response to crisis that have shaped Europe’s history. To understand Europe’s present, we must understand that past. This interdisciplinary book considers, through the prism of several landmark moments, how the dynamics of reformation and revolution, and the crises they either addressed or created, have shaped European history, memory, and thought.
Solving this crisis would require renegotiating the system of privilege that lay at
the heart of the ancien régime, thereby ... the peasantry, whose continued
mobilization propelled the revolution past political reform and the french 73
Author: Sheri Berman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe examines the development of various political regimes in Europe from the ancien regime up through the present day. It analyzes why democracy flourishes at some times and in some places but not others and draws lessons from European history that can help us better understand the political situation the world finds itself in today.
The real stake was no longer this or that specific reform but the elimination of the
absolutist system, and the debate over the speech from the throne was ... Behind
the Liberal opposition led by Kossuth lay the unfolding political crisis of Europe.
Author: András Gergely
Publisher: East European Monographs
András Gergely focuses on the program, motives, and social background of the Hungarian reform movement, which formed around the nobility of the 1830s. After 1841, the political scene in Hungary became more complex with the rise of the political press and the widening of public opinion. Both the reformers' and conservatives' camps split. However, the 1848 Revolution demolished Vienna absolutism and allowied for the emancipation of the serfs and the creation of a ministry that established the "April Laws" and the new constitution of Hungary. The Revolution was then followed by the War of Independence, but unfortunately, the intervention of the Russian Tsar's army conquered Hungary's thirst for freedom, and in 1849 the country was divided and assimilated into the newly organized Hapsburg Empire.
For if these three fail to agree in a crisis , Europe will in fact be opting out , while if
they are united on the need to take action , Europe will ... CENTRE FOR
EUROPEAN REFORM publications * Unilateral America and Europe ' s military
Author: Gilles Andréani
De tre forfattere mener at de forsvars- og udenrigspolitiske institutioner i Europa bør styrkes og at EUs budget bør finansiere våbenprogrammerne
Galia Golan , The Czechoslovak Reform Movement : Communism in Crisis , 1962
– 1968 ( Cambridge , 1971 ) , and Reform Rule in Czechoslovakia ... H . Gordon
Skilling , Czechoslovakia ' s Interrupted Revolution ( Princeton NJ , 1976 ) . 5 .
Author: Matthew Stibbe
Publisher: Berg Publishers
The history of Eastern Europe during the Cold War is one punctuated by protest and rebellion. Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe covers these flashpoints from the Stalin-Tito split of 1948 to the dramatic collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Covering East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland and Romania, the authors provide comprehensive critical analysis of the varying forms of dissent in the East European socialist states. They take a comparative approach and show how the different movements affected one another. Incorporating archival material only accessible since 1989, they discuss issues such as the diverse manifestations of non-conformity among different strata of the population, the complex relationship between Moscow and the national Communist Parties, the loosening of Soviet control after 1985, and everyday resistance to state authority. This book offers a firm grounding in the tumultuous decades of communist rule, which is essential to understanding the contemporary politics of Eastern Europe.