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Cover Image: The New York Times on Emerging Democracies<br>in Eastern Europe
  • Date: 10/19/2009
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $65.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-60426-471-5
  • Pages: 401

  • Format: Online Edition
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The New York Times on Emerging Democracies
in Eastern Europe

Mary King, University for Peace

A compelling new volume offering a unique perspective on non-violent protest movements and fledgling democracies   

The New York Times on Emerging Democracies, from the TimesReference from CQ Press imprint, chronicles the peaceful transitions from Soviet or authoritarian order that have occurred over the last thirty years in Europe and Eurasia including: 

  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • East Germany
  • Czechoslovakia
  • The Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Serbia
  • Georgia
  • Ukraine  

Country by country, the book describes the process of political change and integration from the late 1970s to the 2000s. 

Author Mary King has selected a variety of articles from The Times to portray each country’s transition, including the influence of popular movements and the methods used --boycotts, civil disobedience, demonstrations, picketing, strikes, vigils, economic reform models, and institutional change. King’s original narrative provides valuable context and analysis. 

The TimesReference from CQ Press imprint, focusing on topics in American government, U.S. history, elections, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, journalism, international affairs, current events, and public opinion, is designed to support high-school and college curricula and course work.

Mary King, University for Peace
Mary Elizabeth King is professor of peace and conflict studies at the University for Peace, an affiliate of the United Nations. A political scientist, she is also distinguished scholar at the American University Center for Global Peace, Washington, D.C., and Rothermere American Institute Fellow, University of Oxford, Britain. She is a veteran of the U.S. civil rights movement and in 1988 won a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award for her memoir, Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. She has spent her career studying collective nonviolent action in political conflicts, about which she has written extensively. Her latest book is A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance. Supported by the United States Institute of Peace, she is working on a study of a Gandhian struggle in India against untouchability during 1924–1925. In 2003 in Mumbai (Bombay), India, King was given the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award, which recognizes the promotion of Gandhian values.
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