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Hungary's Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political Succession - Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies 101 (Paperback)
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Hungary's Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political Succession - Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies 101 (Paperback)

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Paperback 572 Pages / Published: 28/09/1996
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In this book, first published in 1996, Rudolf Toekes offers a comprehensive overview of the rise and fall of the Kadar regime in Hungary between 1957 and 1990. The approach is interdisciplinary, reviewing the regime's record with emphasis on politics, macroeconomic policies, social change and the ideas and personalities of political dissidents and the regime's 'successor generation'. The study provides a fully documented reconstruction of the several phases of the ancien regime's road from economic reform to political collapse, based on interviews with former top party leaders and transcripts of the Party Central Committee. Toekes gives an in-depth account of the personalities and issues involved in Hungary's peaceful transformation from one-party state to parliamentary democracy, and a comprehensive assessment of Hungary's post-Communist politics, economy and society.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521578509
Number of pages: 572
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 32 mm


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'Toekes has written a fine book. It is splendidly argued, meticulously documented, and written with a wry sense of humor. The book is a major achievement. It clearly stands as the standard English-language account of democratic transition in Hungary. It is a must for Eastern European specialists as well as those interested in postcommunism and democratization in the late twentieth century.' Comparative Politics
'Toekes has written a fine book. It is splendidly argued, meticulously documented, and written with a wry sense of humour. The book is a major achievement. It clearly stands as the standard English-language account of democratic transition in Hungary. It is a must for Eastern European specialists as well as those interested in postcommunism and democratization in the late twentieth century.' American Political Science Review
'This well-written and well-argued book by Rudolf L. Toekes may be compared to Aylmer C. Macartney's October Fifteenth: A History of Modern Hungary 1929-1945 (1956-1957), generally regarded as the best political history of the country in the English language. One of the great virtues of this volume is that it not only tells us a story ... but also advances a number of bold hypotheses likely to stimulate further historical debate ... the book itself will remain a standard source of reference for a long time to come'. Andrew C. Janos, The American Historical Review

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