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Published: 31 August 2013

240 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719090011

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Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment

The case of Romania

Anca Mihaela Pusca

Published by Manchester University Press

Perspectives on Democratic Practice MUP

  • Provides an innovative approach to the question of democratic transitions, by examining illusion formation and disillusionment as key factors in understanding what drives the shift from one ideology to another
  • Looks at three unique Romanian case studies - the 'Presidential Report Analyzing the Communist Dictatorship in Romania', the Timisoara Revolutionaries and the Group for Social Dialogues - subjects which have never before been substantially researched or published on in English
  • Includes face-to-face interviews with key figures in Romania's regime change from communism to capitalism
  • Although focused specifically on Romania, the framework of the argument can be applied to a number of other countries in transition within Central and Eastern Europe and beyond
  • Interdisciplinary - contains chapters on shock and transition, and visual narratives of transition that are directly inspired by recent debates in psychology and visual and urban studies

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