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Regional Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe

New Approaches to Decentralization


Edited by Francesco Palermo and Sara Parolari

Based on a multidisciplinary analysis, the book presents a contemporary view of the main challenges facing regional development and regional policy in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly considering to what extent domestic and non-domestic legacies have affected the regionalization process in this area. The volume mainly focuses on the institutional arrangements at regional level, analyzing the motives, procedures and outcomes of either political or administrative reforms introduced in the latest years. The focus are the former communist countries, both members of the EU and not (case studies selected: Romania, Hungary, Poland and Serbia), with a specific chapter concentrating on a case study from the West – England – whose process of regionalization provides a useful point of reference for the experiences of its Central-East counterparts.

Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe

The School as the Shrine of the Jewish Enlightenment


Mordechai Zalkin

In Modernizing Jewish Education in Nineteenth Century Eastern Europe Mordechai Zalkin offers a new path through which the Eastern European traditional Jewish society underwent a rapid and significant process of modernization - the Maskilic system of education. Since the beginning of the nineteenth century a few local Jews, affected by the values and the principles of the European Enlightenment, established new private modern schools all around The Pale of Settlement, in which thousands Jewish boys and girls were exposed to different disciplines such as sciences and humanities, a process which changed the entire cultural structure of contemporary Jewish society.

The Isolation of Chinese Migrants in Eastern Europe (东欧华人移民的隔离)

Survey Data from Bulgaria, Croatia, and Hungary (保加利亚、克罗地亚与匈牙利的调查研究)

Amy H. Liu (刘佩伦)

OpenStreetMap ( ). All errors remain my own. Introduction Since China opened up in the late 1980s, Eastern Europe 1 has witnessed an influx of Chinese newcomers. The community in Budapest is the largest (up to 20,000). While a Chinese population of 20,000 may pale in comparison


Edited by David Horton Smith, Alisa Moldavanova and Svitlana Krasynska

The Nonprofit Sector in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia (EERCA), edited by David Horton Smith, Alisa V. Moldavanova, and Svitlana Krasynska, uniquely provides a research overview of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit organizations in eleven former Soviet republics, with each central chapter written by local experts. Such chapters, with our editorial introductions, present up-to-date versions of works previously published in EERCA native languages. With a Foreword by Susan Rose-Ackerman (Yale University), introductory and concluding chapters also explain the editors’ theoretical approach, setting the whole volume in several, relevant, larger intellectual contexts, and summarize briefly the gist of the book. The many post-Soviet countries show much variety in their current situation, ranging from democratic to totalitarian regimes.


Golda Akhiezer

The present study is the first of its kind to deal with Eastern European Karaite historical thought. It focuses on the social functions of Karaite historical narratives concerning the rise of Karaism from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The book also deals with the image of Karaism created by Protestants, and with the perception of Karaism by some leaders of the Haskalah movement, especially the scholars of Hokhmat Israel. In both cases, Karaism was seen as an orientalistic phenomenon whereby the “enlightened” European scholars romanticized the “indigenous” people, while the Karaites (themselves), adopted this romantic images, incorporating it into their own national discourse. Finally, the book sheds new light on several conventional notions that shaped the study of Karaism from the nineteenth century.

Privatization in Eastern Europe

Legal, Economic and Social Aspects

Edited by Hans Smit and Vratislav Pechota

A hands-on approach to the privatization process in Eastern Europe, divided into the following categories:- Guidelines for Foreign Purchasers of State Enterprises - A Business Survival Guide for Getting Things Done in Kiev - Critical Challenges of Capital Formation - The Greenfield Approach to Privatization - Vouchers and their Practical Use - Detailed Analysis of the Particulars of the Privatization Procedures in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Hungary.
Furthermore, Privatization in Eastern Europe includes a list of all privatization laws.

Central and Eastern Europe

Regional Perspectives in Global Context

Edited by Constantin Iordachi, Balazs Trencsenyi and Maciej Janowski

Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of Central and Eastern Europe: history, society, politics, economy, religion, culture, literature, languages and gender, with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic in local and global context.

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Census Reports
Eastern Europe

The majority of the reports are population census reports but the collection also includes agricultural and industrial census reports among others.

Language note
Texts are primarily in English but can be in the language native to the country.

This collection is also included in the Census Reports collection.

Edited by Joseph Marko

This series critically examines issues of legal doctrine and practice in Central and Eastern Europe, including studies on the harmonization of legal principles and rules; the legal impact of the intertwining of domestic economies, on the one hand, with regional economies and the processes of international trade and investment on the other. The series offers a forum for discussion of topical questions of public and private law from domestic, regional, and international perspectives. Comparative research that provides insights in legal developments that can be communicated to those interested in questions, not only of law, but also of politics, economics, and of society of countries in the region also finds a home in the series. For information about a related title, visit the webpages of the Brill journal Review of Central and East European Law.

Germany and Eastern Europe

Cultural Identities and Cultural Differences


Edited by Keith Bullivant, Geoffrey Giles and Walter Pape

The opening up, and subsequent tearing down, of the Berlin Wall in 1989 effectively ended a historically unique period for Europe that had drastically changed its face over a period of fifty years and redefined, in all sorts of ways, what was meant by East and West. For Germany in particular this radical change meant much more than unification of the divided country, although initially this process seemed to consume all of the country's energies and emotions. While the period of the Cold War saw the emergence of a Federal Republic distinctly Western in orientation, the coming down of the Iron Curtain meant that Germany's relationship with its traditional neighbours to the East and the South-East, which had been essentially frozen or redefined in different ways for the two German states by the Cold War, had to be rediscovered. This volume, which brings together scholars in German Studies from the United States, Germany and other European countries, examines the history of the relationship between Germany and Eastern Europe and the opportunities presented by the changes of the 1990's, drawing particular attention to the interaction between the willingness of German and its Eastern neighbours to work for political and economic inte-gration, on the one hand, and the cultural and social problems that stem from old prejudices and unresolved disputes left over from the Second World War, on the other.