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. 30, No. 4, Winter

Background to Catastrophe: Romanian Modernization Policies and the Environment
Imbedded in the minds of millions throughout the world are the pictures carried in Time and The National Geographic of the horrendous pollution to be found in the tiny Romanian village of Copsa Mica. The site of a major tire factory, the environmental...
Between East-Central Europe and Britain: Reformation and Science as Vehicles of Intellectual Communication in the Mid-Seventeenth Century
Two great processes taking place in mid-seventeenth century European culture -- the Reformation and the scientific revolution -- became instrumental in generating new types of intellectual contacts between East-Central Europe and Britain. Especially...
Germany's Newest Aliens: The East Germans
INTRODUCTION Before 1989, Germans used the term "Wende" (the turn) to refer to the transition from the Schmidt to the Kohl government in 1981-82. This meaning disappeared overnight between November 9 and 10, 1989. The real Wende became the revolution...
Intra-Ethnic Conflict in Croatia and Serbia: Flanking and the Consequences for Democracy
Since the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia, most of the world's attention has focused on the horrific inter-ethnic conflict that has ravaged the lands of the South Slavs. Inter-ethnic strife, in fact, has been the primary factor that accounts...
Literature and Society: Hungary at the Millennium
Method and Madness The political, literary, and social history of Hungary at the turn of the century just past has been amply investigated in general works and in monographs. An example of a general study would be the Academy of Science's ponderous,...
Privatization in Bulgaria
Introduction The change in the percent of GDP accounted for by the private sector in Bulgaria has increased about the same as that of Poland (from less that 5% in 1989 to just over 30% by late 1995, compared to the rise in Poland from about...
The Catholic Church and Poland's Return to Europe
Six years after the dramatic fall of communism, the Catholic Church continues to play a very active role in Polish politics. The church, through Primate Jozef Cardinal Glemp and the other bishops, participates in the political process in order to...
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