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1989 : democratic revolutions at the Cold War's end : a brief history with documents

Author: Padraic Kenney
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2010.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series of democratic transformations in the 1980s ended the cold war and ushered in the present era. This volume by Padraic Kenney uses six case studies from this period -- Poland, the Philippines, Chile, South Africa, Ukraine, and China -- to explore common characteristics of global political change while highlighting the differing strategies and perspectives of the people who sought to free themselves from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Padraic Kenney
ISBN: 9780312487669 0312487665
OCLC Number: 351309428
Description: xii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. Causes, comparisons, and connections: Origins of an era ; The contours of a revolutionary wave ; Whom were they fighting? ; The paths toward revolution ; A word about comparative history ; Conclusion --
pt. 2. The documents. New ideas of democracy and dissent --
Poland, 1980-1989 --
The Philippines, 1983-1986 --
Chile, 1982-1988 --
South Africa, 1983-1994 --
Ukraine, 1987-1991 --
China, 1986-1989.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Other Titles: Democratic revolutions at the Cold War's end
Responsibility: Padraic Kenney.
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A series of democratic transformations in the 1980s ended the cold war. This volume uses six case studies from the period -- Poland, the Philippines, Chile, South Africa, Ukraine and China -- to  Read more...

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