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This compelling volume offers a unique perspective on nonviolent 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. 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 focuses on topics in American government, U.S. history, elections, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, journalism, international affairs, current events, and public opinion.

This compelling volume offers a unique perspective on nonviolent 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. 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 focuses on topics in American government, U.S. history, elections, Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, journalism, international affairs, current events, and public opinion.

Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution
Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution

The 1989 Czechoslovakian struggle for personal freedoms and self-governance, known as the Velvet Revolution, was rooted in the history of bloodless transitions by the Czechs and Slovaks, related peoples who speak similar languages. Since the seventeenth century, ...

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