Divided Europe

Divided Europe : The New Domination of the East

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This text challenges the Western understanding of, and impact on, Eastern Europe in the years of political change that began in 1989. The author scrutinizes the Western obsessions with history, ethnicity, intolerance and the need for civil society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 25mm | 470g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • notes, bibliog , index
  • 0745312624
  • 9780745312620

Review quote

'Timely as well as iconoclastic ... He dissects Western illusions about the East both accurately and angrily, showing how Easterners have turned into the noble savages of the new age.' --Tom Nairn '[It] will bring support to those who fear that long-standing misconceptions and prejudices [about Eastern Europe] have simply been recast - and to others it is to be hoped that it will bring illumination ... ' --Professor Michael Waller, Journal of Comm Studies & Transition Politics 'An important and innovative contribution to challenging the damaging, yet popular, myth of a cultural rift between East and West.' --Professor Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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About Adam Burgess

Paul Barry Clarke is the co-editor of the Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (Routledge, 1995) and the editor of Citizenship: A Reader (Pluto Press, 1994). He teaches in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.
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Table of contents

The new Eastern Europe - problem or opportunity?; the people as problem; moral geography; the myth of distinct historical civilizations; defined by Western development; the battle over the past; a colonial object; the weakness of nationalism; an especially clear case of the modern world; contemporary Eastern Europe and new interference; a problem with the East, or with the West?
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