Stalin’s Legacy in Romania
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Stalin’s Legacy in Romania

Stefano Bottoni The Hungarian Autonomous Region, 1952–1960 This study explores the little-known history of the Hungarian Autonomous Region (HAR), a Soviet-style territorial autonomy that was granted in Romania on Stalin’s personal advice to the Hungarian Székely community in the summer of 1952. Since 1945, a complex mechanism of ethnic balance and power-sharing helped the Romanian Communist Party (RCP) to strengthen—with Soviet...

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Football in Southeastern Europe
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Football in Southeastern Europe

John Hughson, Fiona Skillen Football in Southeastern Europe From Ethnic Homogenization to Reconciliation © 2014 – Routledge This volume draws together scholarship across a number of disciplines – history, sociology, media and cultural studies, political science, Slavonic studies – to examine the significance of the sport of football within Southeastern Europe, with an especial focus on countries of the former Yugoslavia. The volume is...

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Beyond Boycotts
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Beyond Boycotts

Vonnard, Philippe / Sbetti, Nicola / Quin, Grégory Beyond Boycotts Sport during the Cold War in Europe DE GRUYTER OLDENBOURG Aims and Scope Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of “soft power” during the Olympic...

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Democrazie illiberali?
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Democrazie illiberali?

Jan Sawicki Democrazie illiberali? L’Europa centro-orientale tra continuità apparente della forma di governo e mutazione possibile della forma di Stato (Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018). A distanza di quasi tre decenni dalla “caduta del Muro di Berlino”, è opportuno fare un bilancio sui frutti della transizione alla democrazia, e dei relativi processi costituenti formali e sostanziali, negli ordinamenti già socialisti...

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Putin e il mondo che verrà Storia e politica della Russia nel nuovo contesto globale
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Putin e il mondo che verrà Storia e politica della Russia nel nuovo contesto globale

Fabio Bettanin. “Putin e il mondo che verrà Storia e politica della Russia nel nuovo contesto globale” (Mursia, 2018). Per quanti negli anni della Guerra fredda si erano assuefatti a considerare la Russia nelle vesti di superpotenza, non è stato facile adattarsi all’idea che il suo ruolo nel mondo post Guerra fredda sia stato spesso quello di comprimario solo in alcuni casi capace di svolgere un ruolo attivo nel “nuovo...

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From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File. Public Health in Eastern Europe
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From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File. Public Health in Eastern Europe

Friederike Kind-Kovács – Sara Bernasconi – Heike Karge From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File. Public Health in Eastern Europe This volume offers an analysis of the relationship between public health and the biopolitical dimensions of state- and nation building in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. It challenges the idea of diverging paths towards modernity of Europe’s western and eastern countries. It not...

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