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Social Sciences and Political Change

Promoting Innovative Research in Post-Socialist Countries


Robin Cassling and Gabriel Fragnière

Contents: Gabriel Fragnière: Research and Political Change: A Philosophical Perspective – Gyorgy Enyedi/Karel Kouba/Tibor Vamos/Andrzej Rychard: Research in Central Europe before 1989: The Experience of the Research Support Scheme - Four Points of View – Elvio Baccarini: New Values for New Societies – Marina Sorokina: A Response to Elvio Baccarini – Nadezhda Platonova: Old and New Values in a Period of Crisis – Neven Sesardic: Liberalism and Its Troubles with Nationalism – Vahur Made: A Response to Neven Sesardic – Iveta Todorova-Pirgova: National Myths and Folklore in the Balkans after 1989 – Tatiana Tsyrendorjieva: «Enemies» and «Defenders» in Political Discourse – Aija Priedīte: A Response to Tatiana Tsyrendorjieva – Bogdan Nadolu: Multicultural Dimensions of Social Integration in «e-Europe» – Krassimira Baytchinska: A Response to Bogdan Nadolu – Iuliana Precupetu: Reshaping the Social Landscape in Eastern Europe - The Case of Community Development in Romania – David Melua: A Response to Iuliana Precupetu – Ekaterina Scherbakova: Socio-Economic and Political Mechanisms of Population Migration in the Republics of the Former Soviet Union – Viachaslau Nasevich: A Response to Ekaterina Scherbakova – Tomasz Zarycki: Political Landscape of Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Dilemmas of the Comparative Study of Political Scenes and Geographies – Krisztina Keresztély: A Response to Tomasz Zarycki – Milan Sojka: Research on Transformation Alternatives – Galina Koleva: A Response to Milan Sojka – Nada Stropnik: Research on Poverty: Trends, Challenges, and the Impact of the RSS Grant – Marina Kolesnikova: Research on Privatisation: What Is to Follow? – Inese Vaidere: Illustrative Research: Monetary Stabilisation and Banking Reform in Latvia – Lidia Starodubtseva: Memory and Culture – James Aulich: Political Posters in Central and Eastern Europe 1945-2000 – Kázmér Kovács: A Response to James Aulich – András Zwickl: Neoclassicism in the 1920s: Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland – Martina Pachmanová: A Response to András Zwickl – Ekaterina Dmitrieva: The Country Estate as the Subject of Cultural Studies in Russia – Normunds Prieditis: Sustainable Utilisation of Natural Forests: Lessons to Be Learned – Khasan Karimov: Renewable Energy Resources and Rural Communities – Nicolae Opopol: Environment, Health and Sustainable Development in Transition Countries – Tatyana Laktionova: Assessing the Quality of Agricultural Land in Ukraine – Yehuda Elkana: Some Thoughts on the Future of Research.