The 1989 Revolutions and the Idea of Europe

Kumar, Kanta (1992) The 1989 Revolutions and the Idea of Europe. Political Studies, 40 (3). pp. 439-461. ISSN 0032-3217. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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'Central Europe', as an entity historically and culturally different from 'Eastern Europe', was a rallying cry and focus of opposition for many intellectuals in East Central Europe during the 1980s. In the 1989 revolutions it seemed to have found its time, the moment when it could seek to realize itself in practice. What are the claims for Central Europe" What do they tell us about the aspirations of the post-communist states in the region? What idea of Europe do they presuppose and how valid is it? The future shape of Europe will depend at least in part on such conceptions of its past character and present alignments.

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Additional information: This is a revised version of a paper first given at the conference, 'Building the Common European Home', in Moscow, 7-11 April 1991.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 07:06
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