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Taking Stock of Shock

In their new book Taking Stock of Shock: Social Consequences of the 1989 Revolutions (Oxford University Press, 2021) Kristen Ghodsee and Mitchell Orenstein examine the results of the transition to capitalism and democracy in post-socialist Europe. They look at the impact of the transition for the inhabitants of the region in all its dimensions: political, economic, social and demographic. Was it, they ask, a “Qualified Success or Utter Catastrophe?” 

In this panel they will discuss the findings of their book with Janet Johnson and Peter Rutland. Audience members will also be able to pose questions and comments.