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1989 as a Political World Event


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Foreword On the Unpredictability of History Vaclav Havel Part I: The meanings and Legacies of 1989 1. Introduction: The World After 1989 and the Exhaustion of Three Cycles Jacques Rupnik 2. Writing 1989: A World Narrative Karoline Postel-Vinay 3. 1989: A Philosophy of Immediacy Zaki Laidi Part II: Re-inventing Democracy and its Discontents 4. Democracy and its Dissatisfaction Ivan Krastev 5. From the Revolutions of 1989 to Democracy Fatigue in Eastern Europe Jacques Rupnik 6. The Difficult New Era for International Democracy Support Thomas Carothers 7. Civil Society: from Myth to Reality Grzegorz Ekiert 8. 'Tropical Democracy'? Transplantating of Pluralism into Africa Richard Banegas 9. Arab Spring and Middle Eastern Exceptionalism Dominique Moisi Part III: Varieties of Capitalism in the Age of Globalization 10. Institutional Change and Economic Transformation after Socialism Leszek Balcerowicz 11. The Political Economy of post 1989 Capitalism in East-Central Europe Claus Offe 12. 1989 and the Advent of an Authoritarian State Capitalism in China Jean-Francois Huchet Part IV: Between Global Governance and New Power Rivalries 13. American Visions of the World after 1989 John L. Harper 14. Russia and the Quest for Lost Power Marie Mendras 15. China and the End of Socialism in Europe: A Godsend for the Chinese Communists Jean-Philippe Beja 16. The UN and the Changing Meaning of an International Community Jean-Marie Guehenno 17. The Arab four seasons: When an excess of religion leads to political secularization Olivier Roy

About the Author

Christian Lequesne is the director of CERI and Member of the Board of Directors of Sciences Po since January 2009. He holds degrees from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, the College of Europe, Bruges and a Ph.D. in political science. Assistant, Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe (1986-1988). Research fellow at CERI since 1988 and deputy director of the center between 2000 and 2003. Director of the Centre francais de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) in Prague from 2004 to 2006. LSE-Science Po Alliance Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 2006 to 2008.. Member of the editorial boards or scientific councils of Critique internationale, Politique europeenne, the Journal of European Integration. Jacques Rupnik is Senior research fellow at CERI and visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges since 1999. Former research associate at the Russian Research Center, Harvard University (1974-1975); Eastern Europe analyst for the BBC World Service from 1977 to 1982 when he joined CERI. Executive director of the International Commission for the Balkans, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1995-1996) and drafter of its report Unfinished Peace; member of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo (1999-2000) and co-author of The Kosovo Report (Oxford UP, 2000); Co-editor of Transeuropeennes (1992-2003). Advisor to the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel (1990-1992); advisor to the European Commission 2007 - 2010.Member of the scientific committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (1998-2007); member of the scientific board of the Prague Institute of International Relations (since 2007). Visiting professor in the Department of Government, Harvard University (2006). He has published several books since The Other Europe (London 1989) and edited (among others) International Perspectives on the Balkans (2003), Les Banlieues de l'Europe, les politiques de voisinage de l'UE (2007).

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