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The Resource Europe since 1989 : a history, Philipp Ther ; translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

Europe since 1989 : a history, Philipp Ther ; translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

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Europe since 1989 : a history
Title
Europe since 1989
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Ther ; translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller
Title variation
Europe since nineteen eighty-nine
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The year 1989 brought the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. It was also the year that the economic theories of Reagan, Thatcher, and the Chicago School achieved global dominance. And it was these neoliberal ideas that largely determined the course of the political, economic, and social changes that transformed Europe—both east and west—over the next quarter century. This award-winning book provides the first comprehensive history of post-1989 Europe. Philipp Ther—a firsthand witness to many of the transformations, from Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution to postcommunist Poland and Ukraine—offers a sweeping narrative filled with vivid details and memorable stories. He describes how liberalization, deregulation, and privatization had catastrophic effects on former Soviet Bloc countries. He refutes the idea that this economic “shock therapy” was the basis of later growth, arguing that human capital and the “transformation from below” determined economic success or failure. Most important, he shows how the capitalist West’s effort to reshape Eastern Europe in its own likeness ended up reshaping Western Europe as well, in part by accelerating the pace and scope of neoliberal reforms in the West, particularly in reunified Germany. Finally, bringing the story up to the present, Ther compares events in Eastern and Southern Europe leading up to and following the 2008–9 global financial crisis. A compelling and often-surprising account of how the new order of the New Europe was wrought from the chaotic aftermath of the Cold War, this is essential reading for understanding Europe today.--
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Ther, Philipp
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  • maps
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index present
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non fiction
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Hughes-Kreutzmuller, Charlotte
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  • Neoliberalism
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Europe since 1989 : a history, Philipp Ther ; translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller
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Translation of: Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent. Published: Berlin : Suhrkamp, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-417) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn944469172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780691167374
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972372325
Label
Europe since 1989 : a history, Philipp Ther ; translated by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller
Publication
Note
Translation of: Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent. Published: Berlin : Suhrkamp, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944469172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 425 pages
Isbn
9780691167374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972372325

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