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Romania since the Second World War: A Political, Social and Economic History (Hardback)
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Romania since the Second World War: A Political, Social and Economic History (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 17/11/2016
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Romania since the Second World War offers a political, social and economic history of Romania from 1945 to the present day. It is the first book designed for students to chart the progress of the nation under the communist regime as well as the transition period that followed, providing detailed analysis of the aspects of continuity and change that can be identified over the period as a whole. The first part of the book looks at the communist regime in depth. It examines how communism took hold and how the elimination of traditional elites took place before discussing the impact of Gheorghiu-Dej and Nicolae Ceausescu, the two most important leaders of the communist era. A further chapter will also be given to the main economic and social changes that took place under the rule of communism. The second part of the book goes on to explore the transition period that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in 1989, with special attention being given to international relations and Romania's drive for inclusion in NATO and the EU. Romania since the Second World War goes on to assess socio-demographic trends across the postwar period using a range of data before concluding with some final thoughts on the nation's development during this time. The book also includes useful biographical boxes for key figures in Romania's recent history, an extensive bibliography and further reading lists throughout. This is an essential text for those interested in the modern history of Eastern Europe.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472532183
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 673 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm


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"Abraham, lecturer in political studies in Bucharest, provides an accessible, sophisticated, scholarly account of major trends in Romania's history since 1945 ... Coverage of the communist period (particularly the bizarre form of dynastic communism Ceausescu inflicted on Romania) is admirable, but the author's greatest contribution is the very detailed explanation of Romania's meandering political path since 1989, which takes up two-thirds of the book. Abraham discusses party politics, political institutions, foreign policy, legal developments, society, economy, and demography. Though the level of detail may seem forbidding for students, the author's clear writing makes the sometimes baffling events of the past quarter century come to life, often vividly. For anyone interested in recent historical developments in one of the EU's youngest members. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." -CHOICE

"This very broad temporal and thematic scope alone makes Abraham's volume a welcome addition to the Romanian Studies collection of any individual or institutional library ... [It] offers a wealth of data and facts that many readers might want to access quickly." - Canadian Slavonic Papers

"Abraham, lecturer in political studies in Bucharest, provides an accessible, sophisticated, scholarly account of major trends in Romania's history since 1945 ... Coverage of the communist period (particularly the bizarre form of dynastic communism Ceausescu inflicted on Romania) is admirable, but the author's greatest contribution is the very detailed explanation of Romania's meandering political path since 1989, which takes up two-thirds of the book. Abraham discusses party politics, political institutions, foreign policy, legal developments, society, economy, and demography. Though the level of detail may seem forbidding for students, the author's clear writing makes the sometimes baffling events of the past quarter century come to life, often vividly. For anyone interested in recent historical developments in one of the EU's youngest members. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." -CHOICE

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