3.4.1 Eastern Europe Numerous authors have voiced their concern about
difficulties with defining Eastern Europe. Or else, some have defied the alleged
simplicity of defining Eastern Europe. In the words of Ágh (1998: 2), this concern
Author: Piotr Twardzisz
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book offers a linguistic-semantic analysis of the expression ‘Eastern Europe’ in international English-language media discourse and academic discourse. Interdisciplinary in nature, it provides insights beyond semantics and lexicology, commenting on the politics, history, economy and culture of the region. Its thorough analysis of ‘Eastern Europe’ as a linguistic entity, surrounded and affected by other linguistic entities, allows for a systematic description of the term’s linguistic ‘behaviour’ in specialist written discourse. The author measures the ‘quantity’ and ‘quality’ of ‘Eastern Europe’ in specialist discourse, painting a holistic picture of how it appears in English-language quality texts published in the last twenty-five years. This book will appeal to students and scholars of cognitive linguistics, semantics, lexicology and lexicography, and to specialists working on history, political theory and international relations as they relate to Eastern Europe.
Taking a broad historical approach, the volume considers issues and challenges that have marked Eastern Europe from 1939 through World War II and the era of socialism, up to the present.
Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Eastern Europe addresses the emergence of uncertain pluralism in the region following the disintegration of the communist regimes in 1989. Taking a broad historical approach, the volume considers issues and challenges that have marked Eastern Europe from 1939 through World War II and the era of socialism, up to the present. Eight comprehensive country studies are augmented by detailed assessments of economic developments, security issues, religious currents, cultural policies, and gender relations in the region.
Our projects focus on: • Evaluating anti-Western Propaganda in Romania and in Eastern Europe, by (1) defining media analysis tools to assess the average
impact of controversial issues; (2) implementing an “early warning” mechanism in
Author: D. Sultănescu
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Political Science
In 2019, Eastern Europe will celebrate 30 years since the fall of communism, but this celebration takes place in a context of increased geopolitical competition in the region. The Western democratic model is under attack, not only in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, but also in the core countries of the EU, and even in the United States. The messages and methods of dissemination used by anti-Western propaganda may differ with each national context, but the effect is the same – the slow, but progressive erosion of trust in democratic values and the institutions which embody them. This book presents papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Challenges in strategic communication and fighting propaganda in Eastern Europe. Solutions for a future common project” held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 25-27 April 2018. The workshop brought together institutional, academic and civic experts from the social sciences, journalism, computer science, and international relations to share insights into security and strategic communication, as well as research results and expertise on the impact of social media and technological innovation, with the aim of shaping a new project with a common methodology to monitor, collect, process and interpret data on strategic communication and devise efficient tools to counteract anti-Western propaganda. With contributions about Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, the Western Balkans and the USA highlighting challenges such as detecting propaganda, identifying the groups most vulnerable to its influence and building mechanisms to strengthen trust, the book will be of value to all those with an interest in defending the Western democratic model.
The chapters, all of which are new to this edition, focus on key features of the political systems that have emerged following the transition to postcommunist rule and the enlargement of the European Union through 2006.
Author: Stephen White
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Political Science
The face of Central and Eastern Europe has been dramatically transformed since the collapse of communism. The region faces new challenges, including the needs to find a balance between effective leadership and accountability and to reverse the economic decline of the late communist years. Addressing these concerns and others, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The chapters, all of which are new to this edition, focus on key features of the political systems that have emerged following the transition to postcommunist rule and the enlargement of the European Union through 2006. Full attention is given to the pattern of events in individual nations, but the main emphasis is on the framework of politics across the region--constitutions, leadership, parliaments, parties, and electoral systems--and the process of politics, as it is revealed in political participation, civil society, economic change, and the quality of democratic government within and beyond the region. Clearly written and well supported with references and suggestions for further reading, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 is the ideal guide to the process of change in a group of states that were formerly modeled on the Soviet Union but are now a distinctive and varied presence within a continent that has been redefining its boundaries, its values, its economic systems, and its international allegiances. Contributors. Judy Batt, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Sarah Birch, Heather Grabbe, Tim Haughton, Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Petr Kopecký, Paul G. Lewis, Frances Millard, Cas Mudde, D. Mario Nuti, Mark Pittaway, Ray Taras, Stephen White, Andrew Wilson, Kataryna Wolczuk
In defining Eastern Europe, they have applied many criteria, some of which are
useful, some of which are perhaps less relevant. First, to define the region as "
Eastern" Europe places importance on the adjective "Eastern," as distinct from ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Defense Policy PanelPublish On: 1989
On the other hand , political unrest in Eastern Europe could remove as many as
10,000 Polish , Czech , and East German tanks from the Pact Order of Battle ? ,
plus whatever Soviet forces proved necessary to keep an eye on their fraternal ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Defense Policy Panel
Author: United States. Joint Publications Research ServicePublish On: 1967
Some preconditions are being created for defining the individual responsibility of
the leading functionaries of collective organs . For instance , the national
committee chairman has the right to stop the implementation of a ruling made by
Author: United States. Joint Publications Research Service
There are many definitions of Eastern and Southeastern Europe , as Figure 2 :
The Middle Tier of States there are for Central Europe ... At this moment only one
thing is certain -- the problem of defining Eastern and Southeastern Europe has
At a time when interest in Eastern Europe is increasing , it seems as though the
region refers simply to Europe ' s eastern flank . Is this true , however ? 1 Defining Eastern Europe is not a simple task . There are several different methods .
and character - defining breaks with the ideological - philosophical -
organizational definitions and practices of the consolidation period . However ,
regardless of whether the outcome was modification or redefinition of regime
format , for over a ...
Author: Jan G. Triska
Publisher: New York : Praeger
Category: Europe de l'Est - Politique et gouvernement
Author: European Association of Agricultural Economists. SeminarPublish On: 2007
DEFINING RURAL AREAS IN SERBIA AND THEIR TYPOLOGY Sophia
Efstratoglou , Natalija Bogdanov , David Meredith The main objective of this
paper is to present the methodology developed , the indicators selected for defining rural ...
Author: European Association of Agricultural Economists. Seminar
Concerning the concept ' s historical evolution , two remarks should be made :
first ; its adoption precedes by some years the revolutions of Eastern Europe , the
book introducing and defining it being published in 1986 . The second point is
Author: Henry F. Carey
Category: Political Science
Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.
It was then a convenient epithet for ' us ' to call them ” ( Dydynski et al . 1997 , 15 )
. Frommer ' s travel guides also struggle with the issue of naming and defining “ Eastern Europe ” where “ things change from day to day with no apparent logic ...
THE EVOLUTION OF BOUNDARY DEFINING HISTORICAL MYTHS IN SERBIAN
ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC OPINION IN THE 1990S Ana Antić This chapter
analyzes the transformations and developments of historical myth in Serbian ...
Author: Pål Kolstø
Publisher: C Hurst
Category: Balkan Peninsula
An examination of how historical myths have contributed to the crystallization of national boundaries in the Balkans, primarily among the South Slavs.
Method for Defining Boundaries of Geomagnetic Provinces - A method is
proposed for defining the boundaries of geomagnetic provinces . It is of a
quantitative nature and is quite free of individual interpretation errors . In its
Chapter 1 - Historical Context Defining Eastern Europe The current popular
notion of Eastern Europe includes the modern states between Germany , Austria
and Italy in the West and the Ural mountains of " Asiatic " Russia , the Caucasus
Furthermore , in rescuing Eastern Europe from the Scylla of Russian
encroachment , one must guard against the tendency to throw ... We now come to
the more difficult task of isolating and defining the East European area which
remains after ...
Author: James Franklin Clarke
This collection of studies on Bulgarian history, culture, and civilization by the late distinguished scholar James F. Clarke is published in a critical edition edited by Dennis P. Hupchick.
Hungary , Czechoslovakia and Austria , totalling some s millions , settled in the
Eastern Zone of Germany . ... and Eastern Germany defining Germany's eastern
frontier as the Oder - Neisse 84 EASTERN EUROPE IN THE SOCIALIST WORLD