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Eastern Europe 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Dates:
  • Fri 08 Nov 2019 09.00 - 18.30
  • Sat 09 Nov 2019 09.30 - 17.45
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-08 9:00 2019-11-09 17:45 Europe/Paris Eastern Europe 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, there is widespread disillusionment with the outcomes of the transformation in the East. Public distrust in democratic institutions and political leaders, perception of widespread corruption, limited economic and social convergence with the West, and recurrent East-West conflicts attest to this. Consequently, political liberalism and European integration are being contested; economic nationalism has re-emerged, and historical memories are being re-written to idealise Europe’s dark 1920s and 1930s. However, disillusionment has varied across countries and over time.
The conference seeks to confront the hopes raised in the early years of transformation with the outcomes 30 years later.

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, there is widespread disillusionment with the outcomes of the transformation in the East. Public distrust in democratic institutions and political leaders, perception of widespread corruption, limited economic and social convergence with the West, and recurrent East-West conflicts attest to this. Consequently, political liberalism and European integration are being contested; economic nationalism has re-emerged, and historical memories are being re-written to idealise Europe’s dark 1920s and 1930s. However, disillusionment has varied across countries and over time.
The conference seeks to confront the hopes raised in the early years of transformation with the outcomes 30 years later.


Location:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Conference

Contact:
RSCAS Conference Centre - Send a mail

Attachment:
Final Programme

Links:
The European Governance and Politics Programme - website
 
 

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