Interwar East Central Europe, 1918-1941: The Failure of Democracy-building, the Fate of Minorities, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Interwar East Central Europe, 1918-1941

The Failure of Democracy-building, the Fate of Minorities, 1st Edition

Edited by Sabrina P. Ramet

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376 pages

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Description

This monograph focuses on the challenges which interwar regimes faced and how they coped with them in the aftermath of World War I, focusing especially on the failure to establish and stabilize democratic regimes, as well as on the fate of ethnic and religious minorities. Topics explored include the political systems and how they changed during the two decades under review, land reform, Church-state relations, and culture. Countries studied include Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania.

Table of Contents

  1. Interwar East Central Europe, 1918-1941: The failure of democracy-building, the fate of minorities – An introduction -- Sabrina P. Ramet (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, NTNU, Emerita)
  2. Interwar Poland: The geopolitics of failure – M. B. B. Biskupski (Central Connecticut State University)
  3. Interwar Czechoslovakia – a national state for a multi-ethnic population -- Sabrina P. Ramet (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, NTNU, Emerita) and Carol Skalnik Leff (University of Illinois)
  4. Interwar Hungary: Democratization and the Fate of Minorities -- Béla Bodó (University of Bonn)
  5. Interwar Romania: Enshrining ethnic privilege -- Roland Clark (University of Liverpool)
  6. Interwar Bulgaria: populism, authoritarianism, and ethnic minorities -- Christian Promitzer (University of Graz)
  7. The Kingdom of Diversity and Paternalism: the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes/Yugoslavia, 1918-1941-- Stipica Grgić (University of Zagreb)
  8. Interwar Albania -- Bernd J. Fischer (Indiana/Purdue University, Emeritus)
  9. The Peasantries and Peasant Parties of East Central Europe: Robert Bideleux (Swansea University)
  10. Afterword: Stefano Bianchini (University of Bologna)

About the Editor

Sabrina P. Ramet is a Professor Emerita of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in Trondheim, Norway.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS010010
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century