After the Fall: 1989 and the Future of Freedom (New Political Science Reader)

After the Fall: 1989 and the Future of Freedom (New Political Science Reader)

By: George Katsiaficas (editor)Hardback

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Did the U.S. really "win" the Cold War? Is the fall of Communism only a temporary setback for Marxism, or has the freemarket prevailed, once and for all? In this work, the last ten years are examined by the most important Marxist scholars and journalists.

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George Katsiaficas is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts and editor of the journal New Political Science. He is also the co-editor of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party (Routledge, 2000).


1.Introduction by George Katsiaficas 2.Part one: Historical Interventions Chapter one: 1989 revisited Daniel Singer Chapter two: How we ended the cold war John Tirman 3. Part Two: Analytical Accounts Chapter three: 1989: Continuation of 1968 Giovanni Arrighi, Terrence Hopkins and Immanual Wallerstein 4. Chapter four: The Road to Consumption Boris Kagarlitsky Part three: Retrospective views Chapter Five: Germany: A decade of hope and despair Hanna Behrand Chapter Six: China: Ten years after the Tiananmen crackdown Ngo Vihn Long Chapter six: How Adjaria did not become another Bosnia. Historical determination, human agency and accident in the study of nationalist conflict George M. Derluguian Part four Ethical Imperatives Chapter seven: Of means and ends: 1989 as Ethico-political imperative Manfred B. Steger Chapter eight: The sickness unto death: International communism before the deluge stephen Eric Bronner Part five: Political Responses Chapter Nine: Rollback: The aftermath of the overthrow of communism 'Michael Parenti Chapter ten: Cols war triumphalism: A reply to John Gaddis Irene Gendzier Part six The future of socialism after communism Chapter eleven: Transceding pessimism: Rekindling socialist imagination leo Panitch and Sam Gindin Chapter twelve: Postcommunist democratic socialism Nancy Fraser Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415930246
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415930246
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415930243

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