Synopses & Reviews
Eastern Europe addresses the emergence of uncertain pluralism in the region following the disintegration of the communist regimes in 1989. Taking a broad historical perspective, the volume examines issues and tendencies that have marked Eastern Europe from 1939 though World War II and the era of the socialism. Eight comprehensive, up-to-date country studies, emphasizing social and cultural trends as well as politics, are augmented by detailed assessments of the region's economic developments, security issues, religious currents, cultural policies, and gender relations. In this textbook, students will find a clear and informed presentation of the historical issues and current challenges shaping one of the world's most volatile regions.