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Discussing the role of intellectuals in the political transition of the late 1980s and early 1990s and their participation in the political life of the new democracies of Central Europe, this book presents original essays from authors who discuss the eight countries in the region.
In the Introduction, the editor gives a historical overview of the tradition of the political involvement of intellectuals in these countries, especially in the nineteenth century. The chapters which follow describe the typical political and social attitude of Central European intellectuals, including writers, poets, artists, and scientists. A unique feature of the book is that it deals not only with the role of intellectuals in the preparation of the peaceful revolutions in the individual countries, but also critically analyzes their role in the transition and their behavior in the emerging democracies.
The most striking phenomenon, common to all the countries studied, is the disillusionment of intellectuals and their disappointment in the years following the transition, a period when the role of prophet should be replaced by that of politician for those who have chosen to stay in politics. This phenomenon has, in general, been much less subjected to systematic study than the role of intellectuals in the changes themselves.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.64" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639116211 ISBN13 9789639116214
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More About Andras Bozoki
Andras Bozoki is professor of political science at Central European University, Budapest. He is the author of a number of books and is the editor of "The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy,"
Miklos Sukosd is associate professor of political science at Central European University, Budapest. He is the coeditor of "Reinventing the Media: Media Policy Reform in East Central Europe,"