Introduction

Steven Lukes

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    Abstract

    This remarkable collection of essays has for some time deserved translation and a wider readership for two sorts of reasons. On the one hand, these essays are important historical documents. They are evidence of great interest to the historian and observer of contemporary communism in Czechoslovakia and within the Soviet bloc as a whole. More importantly, they are valuable texts in their own right. They are essays of interpretation, argument and analysis that shed light not only upon the nature of contemporary communism but, more widely, on some basic political questions that arise in the West no less than in the East. Moreover, they address these questions in a fresh and challenging way.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Power of the Powerless
    Subtitle of host publicationCitizens against the State in Central-eastern Europe
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages1-9
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)0203857224, 9781135155667
    ISBN (Print)0415571456, 9780415571456
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Lukes, S. (2009). Introduction. In The Power of the Powerless: Citizens against the State in Central-eastern Europe (pp. 1-9). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203857229