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Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Jan Kubik and Amy Linch

Abstract

While the decline of communism in the late twentieth century brought democracy, political freedom, and better economic prospects for many people, it also produced massive social dislocation and engendered social problems that were far less pronounced under the old regimes. The fall of state socialism led to enormously complex political, economic, social, and cultural transformations, and while political liberalization was a lofty goal, it was neither uniform in its effects nor unqualified in its benefits. This book foregrounds the diversity of the historical experiences and current realities o ... More

Keywords: communism, state socialism, political liberalization, postcommunist region, democratization paradigms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814724262
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Kubik, editor

Amy Linch, editor