This book by Thomas S. Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University, and Svetlana Savranskaya, senior research fellow of the Archive, publishes for the first time in print every word the American and Soviet leaders – Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and George H.W. Bush – said to each other in their superpower summits from 1985 to 1991.
A man with no memory wakes up on the deserted staircase of a gigantic building. Gradually he learns about his identity and mission: he is Petr Brok, a detective sent to rescue Tamara, the princess kidnapped by the ruler of the monstrous Mullerdom, the house of a thousand floors. Ohisver Muller is a ruthless tyrant with many faces, eyes and ears in the most remote corners of his empire and untold wealth at his disposal. But a revolution is spreading through the floors, a revolt of dispossessed slaves who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Based on published primary and secondary materials and oral interviews with some eighty communal and organizational leaders, experts and scholars, this book provides a comparative account of the reconstruction of Jewish communal life in both Germany and in Austria (where 98% live in the capital, Vienna) after 1945. Susanne Cohen-Weisz, researcher of Jewish communal developments in Europe, explains the process of reconstruction over the next six decades, and its results in each country.
The ever-growing library on the history of eugenics and fascism focuses largely on nation-states, while Tudor Georgescu, associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, asks why an ethnic minority, the German-speaking Transylvanian Saxons, turned to eugenics as a means of self-empowerment in inter-war Romania. The Eugenic Fortress examines the eugenic movement that emerged in the early twentieth century, and focuses on its conceptual and methodological evolution during this turbulent period.
Those Who Count by Mihai Surdu, former Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study at CEU, scrutinizes the scientific and expert practices of Roma classification and counting, and the politics of Roma-related knowledge production. The book takes a historical perspective on Roma group construction, both as an epistemic object and a policy target, with a focus on the expert discourse of the last two decades.
The Association of American University Presses (AAUP), of which CEU Press is a member, celebrates University Press Week Nov. 14-19. The week originated in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both in the U.S. and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship." The theme of University Press Week 2016 is community: from the community of a discipline to a regional home and culture, from the shared discourse of a campus to a bookstore's community of readers.
Broken Masculinities by Cimen Gunay-Erkol, assistant professor of Turkish Literature at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, addresses authoritarianism, power and masculinity in literature written after the 1971 coup in Turkey. It not only offers a panorama of Turkey’s 1968 generation but also provides clues to understanding foundations of Turkey’s now reinforced Islamic image, current political deadlocks and ongoing struggle with democratization.
Journalists and policy-makers in the West have often assumed that the religious and ethno-national heterogeneity of the Balkans is the underlying reason for the numerous problems the area has faced throughout the twentieth century. The multiple and turbulent political transitions in the area, the dynamics of the interaction between Christianity and Islam, the contradictory and constantly shifting nationality policies, and the fluctuating identities of the diverse populations continue to be seen as major challenges to the stability of the region.
Given a society’s commitment to certain political ideals such as tolerance and equal respect, how can all its members and groups best live together and share a common physical space?
Written by Yehuda Elkana, former President and Rector of Central European University, and Hannes Klopper, CEO and co-founder of iversity GmbH, and edited by Marvin Lazerson, professor of Higher Education at Central European University, this book is a collaborative effort between two partners: one experienced and seasoned veteran, the other an energetic young novice.