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Europe since 1980

Author: T Iván Berend
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: World since 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the dramatic story of the economic, social, political, and cultural transformation of Europe during the transition from the Cold War to European Union. Ivan Berend charts, in particular, the overwhelming impact of the collapse of communism on every aspect of European life. Europe became safer and more united, and central and eastern Europe started on the difficult road to economic modernization.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Iván Berend
ISBN: 9780521112406 0521112400 9780521129176 0521129176
OCLC Number: 502874086
Description: xi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Europe approaches the 1980s : the dual crises (1968-80) --
2. The end of "Two Europes" and European integration --
3. The new cultural and political setting --
4. The economic response to globalization ; recovery and growth ; the integration of Eastern and Western Europe --
5. Dramatic demographic changes, consumerism, and th welfare state --
Epilogue : Quo vadis Europa?
Series Title: World since 1980.
Responsibility: Ivan T. Berend.
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