East Central Europe

East Central Europe is a peer-reviewed journal of social sciences and humanities with a focus on the region between the Baltic and the Adriatic, published in cooperation with the Central European University. The journal seeks to maintain the heuristic value of regional frameworks of interpretation as models of historical explanation, transcending the nation-state at sub-national or trans-national level, and to link them to global academic debates. East Central Europe has an interdisciplinary orientation, combining area studies with history and social sciences, most importantly political science, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies. It aims to stimulate the dialogue and exchange between scholarship produced in and on East-Central Europe and other area study traditions, in a global context. East Central Europe is made in close cooperation with Pasts, Inc. in Central European University ( www.ceu.hu/pasts).

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Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Constantin Iordachi (Central European University, Budapest)
Markian Prokopovych (Durham University, UK)
Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University, Budapest)

Book Review Editor
Emily Gioielli (Missouri Western State University, US)

Editorial Assistant
Ráhel Katalin Turai

Language Editor
Thomas Szerecz

Advisory Board
Chair: Maciej Janowski (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw / Central European University, Budapest), János M. Bak (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary); Gail Kligman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); László Kontler (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary); Martin Krygier (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Jasmina Lukić (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary); Andrei Pleşu (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania); Alfred J. Rieber (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary); András Sajó (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary / European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France); Karl Schlögel (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany); Júlia Szalai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary); Philipp Ther (University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria); Vladimir Tismăneanu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA); Maria Todorova (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA); Stefan Troebst (University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany); Katherine Verdery (City University, New York, USA); Larry Wolff (New York University, New York, USA)

Biographical Note

Maciej Janowski is Professor at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences (Head of Workshop of the history of intelligentsia since 2006), Recurrent Visiting Professor at the History Department of Central European University in Budapest. He is Deputy Editor of Kwartalnik Historyczny. He published numerous studies on Polish and Central European intellectual history, among others Polish Liberal Thought before 1918 ( 2004), while his The Birth of the Polish Intelligentsia, 1750-1831 is forthcoming in 2008. His principal fields of interest are Polish and East-Central European history in the 19th century, with special focus on the history of political ideas. Constantin Iordachi is Associate Professor at the History Department, Central European University, co-director of Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, CEU (www.pasts.ceu.hu) His academic research and teaching focus on theory and methods in social history; comparative approaches to historical research; totalitarianism and mass politics (with a focus on fascism and communism); nationalism, citizenship and minorities in modern Central and Southeastern Europe. His publications include: Charisma, Politics and Violence: The Legion of the "Archangel Michael" in Inter-war Romania (2004) and Citizenship, Nation and State-Building: The Integration of Northern Dobrogea into Romania, 1878-1913 (2002, Carl Back Papers in Russian and East European Studies No. 1607). He served as co-editor of Ţărănimea şi puterea: Procesul de colectivizare a agriculturii în România, 1949-1962 (2005); forthcoming in English as Transforming Peasants, Property and the State. The Process of Land Collectivization in Romania, 1949-1962 (2008); and România şi Transnistria: Problema Holocaustului. Perspective istorice şi comparative ( Romania and Transnistria: The Question of the Holocaust. Historical and Comparative Perspectives) (2004). Balázs Trencsényi, is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Central European University, Budapest. He is Co-director of the historical research institute Pasts, Inc., Center for Historical Studies at CEU, and Co-editor of the Hungarian cultural periodical 2000. He is recipient of the European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Grant for 5 years, starting 2008. He co-edited, among others, the volumes Nation-Building and Contested Identities: Romanian and Hungarian Case Studies (2001); Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1775-1945): Texts and Commentaries, Vols I-II (2006/7); Narratives Unbound: Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (2007); and he authored the volume A politika nyelvei. Eszmetörténeti tanulmányok ( Languages of Politics: Studies in Intellectual History) (2007). His principal fields of interest are history of early modern and modern political thought in Central Europe, history and theory of historiography.