Supratitlul („Trecuturi în dispută”) sugerează că lucrarea ar fi legată de disputele din istoriografia dedicată regimului comunist, că ar exista „trecuturi” pe care autorii le dispută. Subtitlul („Regimul comunist din România în literatura istorică din perioada 1990-2015”) sugerează că obiectul studiului este „literatura istorică”, adică literatura de specialitate, științifică, specifică domeniului științific istorie, publicată între 1990 și 2015, pe tema „regimului comunist”. Am fi îndreptățiți, așadar, să ne așteptăm la o carte despre controversele istoriografice privitoare la regimul comunist din România. Din păcate, așa cum se poate vedea cu ușurință încă de la primele pagini, conținutul nu justifică nicicum titlul incitant. Continue reading →
This book investigates Romania’s early 1960s change in policy towards the Soviet Union, focusing on two questions in particular: namely, what actually changed and why this change occurred. Continue reading →
Since the fall of 2014, Romania has received new foreign media attention over a trial that has rekindled interest in the country’s Communist past. However, in so doing, the media has also tended to exaggerate and misrepresent the current proceedings and their significance – and thus has failed to note how Romanian authorities in recent years have actually displayed a general disinterest and incompetence in regards to investigating and prosecuting the crimes of the former communist governments.
The following analysis, written with Mircea Stanescu, sheds new light on the current trial, in the context of its deeper historical context, and its implications for current politics and future interest in addressing communist-era crimes against the Romanian people.
In August 2014, Routledge published Competition in Socialist Society, a book of essays edited by Katalin Miklóssy and Melanie Ilic. The book explores how the concept of competition, which is usually associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise co-operation, rather than competitive mechanisms.
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe
The concept of “competition” is usually associated with market economies, but this book explores how competition operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise “co-operation”, rather than competitive mechanisms. Continue reading →