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Romania since the Second World War : a political, social and economic history / Florin Abraham.

Abraham, Florin [Browse]
  • London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
  • ©2017
xv, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Romania since the Second World War "is the first book about Romania designed to chart the progress of the nation under the communist regime as well as the transition period that followed, providing detailed analysis of the aspects of continuity and change that can be identified over the period as a whole.The book begins with Romania's involvement in the Second World War, looking at the communist regime in depth. It examines how communism took hold and the elimination of traditional elites took place, before discussing the impact of Gheorghiu-Dej and Nicolae Caeusescu, the two most important leaders of the communist era. The following chapters cover the main social and economic changes during the communist regime. The second part of the book explores the transition period following the end of communism in 1989, with special attention given to international relations and Romania's drive for inclusion in NATO and the EU. "Romania since the Second World War" assesses socio-demographic trends across the postwar period before concluding with some thoughts on the nation's development during this time.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-325) and index.
Under the sign of three dictatorships (1938-44) -- Part I. Communism -- The establishment of the communist regime (1944-47) -- The Gheorghiu-Dej era (1948-65) -- The Nicolae Ceauşescu regime (1965-89) -- Institutions of "legitimate violence" -- Society crushed by tyranny -- The economy -- The fall of communism -- Part II. Return to democracy: lost in transitions -- Political parties -- Political institutions -- Main public policies -- Foreign policy and Euro-Atlantic integration -- The rule of law -- Society under the pressure of change -- The economy -- Part III. Social and demographic trends -- Social and demographic trends -- Conclusions.
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Romania since the 2nd world War
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