East European Quarterly

A scholarly journal publishes articles in the disciplines of East European history, including its economics, politics, culture and history.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, September

A Reluctant Gesture: The Establishment of Canadian-Albanian Diplomatic Relations
Introduction Canada established official diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of Albania on September 10, 1987. Although Canada had recognized Albania in 1959, relations between the two countries had been limited. This situation was...
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Confronting Ethnic Issues: The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Bulgaria
It has been said of the Balkan peninsula that "history does not fade away there."(1) Long ago affronts and injustices are not easily forgotten; ethnic antagonisms are resurrected and clashes repeated. With the end of the Ottoman Empire in the...
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Getting out of the Closet: Cultural Minorities in Poland Cope with Oppression
This paper is a continuation of my analysis of the situation of cultural minorities in Poland since 1989. AT the Oslo EASA Congress in 1994, I presented a paper on the old and new cultural minorities in Poland after the 1989 transition. In that Oslo...
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More Bosnias? National and Ethnic Tensions in the Post-Communist World
DETACHMENT AND INVOLVEMENT: A PERSONAL NOTE I never aspired to become a politician: for a convinced democrat living in a Communist-dominated country such an idea could not occur - it was not easy even to become a historian of academic standing....
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The Berliner Dom, the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, and the Ideologgical Manipulation of Space in Postwar Berlin
INTRODUCTION Among the thousands of significant structures in Berlin that suffered major damage during World War II, two of the most visible and evocative were churches: the Berliner Dom and the Kaiser Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche. Built during...
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The Politics of Culture and Power: The Roots of Hoxha's Postwar State
Linked by cultural legacies and resilient social structures Albanians have been a part of, loosely speaking, a historical continuity that became the tool for an ambitious scheme of political management in the postwar era. The following is a tentative...
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The Role of the Media in Transitions from Authoritarian Political Systems: Russia and Poland since the Fall of Communism
On March 1, 1995, Vladislav Listyev, a prominent Russian journalist was gunned down outside of his apartment in Moscow. What had transpired to make a journalist the target of such an act in a country where the mass media has traditionally been subordinate...
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