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Area studies-Bibliography

The Soviet Union | Central & Eastern Europe

 

These two sections differ in focus from one another: the Soviet Union section focuses on the formative experience of Soviet area studies in the West, while the Central & Eastern Europe section places its focus on the discussions on what is Central & Eastern Europe.

 

 

The Soviet Union

 

Anderson, Richard. Postcommunism and the theory of democracy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.

 

Azrael, Jeremy R., and Chalmers A. Johnson, ed. Change in communist systems. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1970.

 

Bahry, Donna. "Society transformed? Rethinking the social roots of perestroika." Slavic Review 52, no. 3 (1993): 512-54.

 

Baron, Samuel H. "Recollections of a life in Russian history."  Russian History/Histoire Russe 17, no. 1 (1990): 31-53.

 

Baron, Samuel H., and Cathy A. Frierson, ed. Adventures in Russian historical research : Reminiscences of American scholars from the Cold War to the present. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.

 

Beissinger, Mark R., and Crawford Young. Beyond state crisis?: Postcolonial Africa and post-soviet Eurasia in comparative perspective. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2002. Distributed by Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

Black, Cyril E., and John M. Thompson, ed. American teaching about Russia. Bloomington: IU Press, 1959.

 

Bolkhovitinov, N. N. Russkie uchenye-emigranty (G.V. Vernadskii, M.M. Karpovich, M.T. Florinskii) i stanovlenie rusistiki v SShA. Moskva: ROSSPEN, 2005.

 

Bonnell, Victoria, and Thomas B. Gold, ed. The new entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia : Patterns of business development in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.

 

Bonnell, Victoria, and George Breslauer. "Soviet and post-soviet area studies." In The politics of knowledge: Area studies and the disciplines, edited by David Szanton, 217-61. Berkeley and Los Angeles: The University of California Press, 2004.

 

Boyer, John W. ... [et al]. "Perestroika, history, and historians."  Journal of Modern History 62, no. 4 (1990): 782-830.

 

Breslauer, George. "In defense of sovietology."  Post-Soviet Affairs 8, no. 3 (1992): 197-238.

 

Brick, Howard. Transcending capitalism : Visions of a new society in modern American thought. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

[Insights on postwar social sciences in America]

 

Bunce, Valerie. "Should transitologists be grounded?"  Slavic Review 54, no. 1 (1995): 111-27.

 

Burawoy, Michael. "The end of sovietology and the renaissance of modernization theory." Contemporary Sociology 21, no. 6 (1992): 774-85.

 

Byrnes, Robert F. A history of Russian and East European studies in the United States. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994.

 

_____. Soviet-American academic exchanges, 1958-1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976.

 

Chomsky, Noam. The Cold War & the university : Toward an intellectual history of the postwar years. New York: New Press, 1997. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.

 

Cohen, Stephen F. Rethinking the soviet experience: Politics and history since 1917. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

 

Confino, Michael. "An interview with Michael Confino." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 9, no. 2 (2008): 279-90.

 

Cox, Michael. Rethinking the Soviet collapse : Sovietology, the death of communism and the new Russia. London and New York: Pinter, 1998.

 

Crossing borders : Revitalizing area studies. New York, NY: Ford Foundation, 1999.

 

David-Fox, Michael. "An interview with James Billington." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 7, no. 2 (2006): 165-70.

 

David-Fox, Michael, Peter Holquist, and Alexander Martin. "Anglophone Russian studies and the German question."  Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 6, no. 3 (2005): 455-59.

 

_____ "An interview with Dan Davidson." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 5, no. 3 (2004): 447-50.

 

_____ "A letter from Marc Raeff." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 6, no. 2 (2005): 255-58.

 

_____ "An interview with Alfred J. Rieber."  Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 10, no. 2 (2009): 227-37.

 

_____ "An interview with Sheila Fitzpatrick." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8, no. 3 (2007): 479-86.

 

_____ "An interview with Leopold Haimson." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8, no. 1 (2007): 1-12.

 

Deutscher, Isaac. Russia: What next? New York: Oxford University Press, 1953.

 

Directory, foreign area fellows. New York: Foreign Area Fellowship Program, 1952-1972.

 

Edgerton, William. "Adventure of an innocent American professor with the CIA and the KGB." Russian History/Histoire Russe 24, no. 3 (1997): 321-27.

 

Engerman, David C. Know your enemy : The rise and fall of America's Soviet experts. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

 

Federally-financed research and communication on Soviet affairs : Capabilities and needs : Report to the Congress. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 1980.

 

Fisher, Harold H. American research on Russia. Bloomington: IU Press, 1959.

 

Fisher, Ralph T., Jr. "Swimming with the current." Russian History/Histoire Russe 21, no. 2 (1994): 149-70.

 

Fitzpatrick, Sheila. "'Life has become more cheerful, comrades:' 1991, before and after." Newsnet: the Newsletter of the AAASS 38, no. 1 (1998): 1-4.

 

_____ "Politics as practice: Thoughts on a new Soviet political history." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 5, no. 1 (2004): 27-54.

 

_____. "Revisionism in retrospect: A personal view." Slavic Review 67, no. 3 (2008): 682-704.

 

_____. "Revisionism in soviet history." History and Theory 46, no. 4 (2007): 77-91.

 

_____. Stalinism: New directions. London: Routledge, 1999.

 

Friedrich, Carl J., ed. Totalitarianism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954.

 

Friedrich, Carl J., and Brzezinski Zbigniew. Totalitarian dictatorship and autocracy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965.

 

Geiger, Roger L. Research and relevant knowledge : American research universities since World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

 

Getty, J. Arch. Origins of the great purges : The soviet communist party reconsidered, 1933-1938. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

 

Gilman, Nils. Mandarins of the future : Modernization theory in Cold War America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
 

Gleason, Abbott. Totalitarianism : The inner history of the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

 

Harris, Chauncy D. "Russian, Slavic, and Soviet studies in the United States: Some memories and notes." Russian History/Histoire Russe 24, no. 4 (1997): 441-56.

 

Herman, Ellen. The romance of American psychology : Political culture in the age of experts, 1940-1970. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

[Behavioral sciences within and beyond universities]

 

Kanet, Roger E., ed. The behavioral revolution and communist studies; applications of behaviorally oriented political research on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. New York: Free Press, 1971.

 

Karl, Terry Lynn, and Philippe C. Schmitter. "From an iron curtain to a paper curtain: Grounding transitologists or students of postcommunism?" Slavic review 54, no. 4 (1995): 965-78.

 

Kasinec, Edward. "Nicholas J. Riasanovsky, a biographical sketch." Russian History/Histoire Russe 20, no. 1-4 (1993): 3-4.

 

Katz, Barry M. Foreign intelligence: Research and analysis in the office of strategic services 1942-1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.

[An analysis of the contribution of American and European-born scholars to the demands of war and peace; and their contribution to academe after their demobilization. The author names this undertaking "the epistemology of intelligence." (xiii)]

 

Kestner, John William. "Through the looking glass: American perceptions of the Soviet economy, 1941--1964." PhD diss., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1999.

 

Laqueur, Walter, and Leopold Labedz, ed. The state of Soviet studies. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1965.

 

Manning, Clarence A. A history of Slavic studies in the United States. Milwakee: Marquette University Press, 1957.

 

McCaughey, Robert A. International studies and academic enterprise : A chapter in the enclosure of American learning. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.

 

Millar, James R. "History, method, and the problem of bias." In Politics, work, and daily life in the USSR: A survey of former Soviet citizens, edited by James R. Millar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

 

Moore, Barrington. Terror and progress-USSR: Some sources of change and stability in the Soviet dictatorship. Cambridge,: Harvard University Press, 1954.

 

O’Connell, Charles Thomas. "Social structure and sciences: Soviet studies at harvard." PhD diss., UCLA, 1990.

[" ... examining the relationship between the philanthropic and military sponsors of Soviet Area Studies at Harvard University and the scientific research carried out by Harvard social scientists between 1948 and 1954 ..." from the author's abstract.]


Orlovsky, Daniel T., ed. Beyond Soviet studies. Washington, DC: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995.  Distributed by John Hopkins University Press.

 

Pipes, Richard. Vixi : Memoirs of a non-belonger. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

 

Richards, John. In defense of area studies. Durham, NC: Center for International Studies, Duke University, 1995.

 

Richmond, Yale. Cultural exchange & the Cold War : Raising the iron curtain. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.

 

_____. Practicing public diplomacy : A Cold War odyssey. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008.

 

_____. U.S.-Soviet cultural exchanges, 1958-1986 : Who wins? Boulder: Westview Press, 1987.

 

Richmond, Yale, Robert Hawkins, and Rick LaRue. U.S.-Soviet exchange : The next thirty years, January 28- February 1, 1988, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania : A conference report. Washington, DC : Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, 1988.

 

Robin, Ron Theodore. The making of the cold war enemy: Culture and politics in the military-intellectual complex. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.

 

Schrecker, Ellen. No ivory tower : Mccarthyism and the universities. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

 

Shea, Christopher. "New faces and new methodologies invigorate Russian studies." The Chronicle of Higher Education  (1998): 16-18.

 

"The shifting emphasis at Ford: A sampling of $50-million in new grants." Chronicle of Philanthropy  (1997): 12.

 

Simpson, Christopher. Universities and empire : Money and politics in the social sciences during the Cold War. New York: New Press, 1998. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.

 

Vaughan, Patrick G. "Zbigniew Brzezinski: The political and academic life of a Cold War visionary." PhD diss., West Virginia University, 2003.

 

Walker, Edward W. "Sovietology and perestroika: A post-mortem." In Beyond sovietology: Essays in politics and history, edited by Susan Solomon, 226-47. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.


Wallerstein, Immanuel. "The unintended consequences of Cold War area studies." In The Cold War and the university: Toward an intellectual history of the postwar years,  New York: New Press, 1998. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.


Welch, William. American images of Soviet foreign policy; an inquiry into recent appraisals from the academic community. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970.

 

Wildman, Allan. "Who writes our scripts?" The Russian Review 55, no. 2 (1996): v-vii.

 

"Z". "To the Stalin mausoleum."  Daedalus 119, no. 1 (1990): 295-344.

 

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Central and Eastern Europe


 

Banac, Ivo. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Yugoslavia."  The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1084-104.

 

Banac, Ivo, and Katherine Verdery, eds. National character and national ideology in interwar Eastern Europe. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for International and Area Studies, 1995.

 

Berend, Ivan. "The historical evolution of Eastern Europe as a region." International Organization 40, no. 2

(1986): 279-99.

 

_____. Decades of crisis : Central and Eastern Europe before World War II. Berkeley, CA: University

of California Press, 1998.

 

_____. Economic development in East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.

 

Bornstein, Morris, Zvi Y. Gitelman, and William Zimmerman, eds. East-West relations and the future of Eastern

Europe : Politics and economics. London and Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1981.

 

Brzezinski, Zbigniew. The Soviet bloc, unity and conflict. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960.

 

Bunce, Valerie. "Should transitologists be grounded?" Slavic review 54, no. 1 (1995): 111-27.

 

_____. "Paper curtains and paper tigers." Slavic review 54, no. 4 (1995): 979-87.

 

Chirot, Dan. "Ideology, reality, and competing models of development in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars." East European politics and societies 3, no. 3 (1989): 378-412.

 

Chirot, Daniel. The origins of backwardness in Eastern Europe : Economics and politics from the Middle Ages until the early twentieth century. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1989.

 

Comisso, Ellen Turkish. "Federalism and nationalism in Post-socialist Eastern Europe." New Europe law review 1

(1993): 489-503.

 

Comisso, Ellen Turkish, and Brad Gutierrez. "Eastern Europe or Central Europe? Exploring a distinct regional

identity." In The politics of knowledge: Area studies and the disciplines, edited by David L. Szanton, 262-313.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: The University of California Press, 2004.

 

Deák, István. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Hungary." The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1041-63.

 

Di Palma, Giuseppe. "Why democracy can work in Eastern Europe." Journal of democracy 2, no. 1 (1991): 21-31.

 

Downing, Brian M. The military revolution and political change : Origins of democracy and autocracy in early modern Europe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

 

Feher, Ferenc. "Eastern Europe’s long revolution against Yalta." East European politics and societies 2, no. 1

(1988): 20-41.

 

_____. "On making Central Europe." East European politics and societies 3, no. 3 (1989): 412-48.

 

Garton Ash, Timothy. "Does Central Europe exist?" The New York review of books, October 9, 1986.

 

_____. "The puzzle of Central Europe." The New York review of books. March 18, 1999.

 

_____. The uses of adversity: Essays on the fate of Central Europe. Cambridge: Penguin, 1989.

 

Hitchins, Keith. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Romania." The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1064-83.

 

Janos, Andrew C., ed. Authoritarian politics in Communist Europe : Uniformity and diversity in one-party states. Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1976.


Jowitt, Kenneth. "Inclusion and mobilization in European Leninist regimes." World Politics 28, no. 1 (1975): 69-96.

 

_____. The Leninist response to national dependency. Berkeley: Institute of International Studies,

University of California, 1978.

 

_____. New world disorder : The Leninist extinction. Berkeley and London: University of California Press,

1992.

 

Judt, Tony. "The rediscovery of Central Europe." Daedalus 119, no.1 (1990): 23-54.

 

Kennedy, Michael D., ed. Envisioning Eastern Europe : Postcommunist cultural studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

 

Kořalka, Jiří. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Czechoslovakia." The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1026-40.

 

Kundera, Milan. "The tragedy of Central Europe." The New York review of books. April 26, 1984.

 

Kurti, Laszlo, and Juliet Langman, eds. Beyond borders : Remaking cultural identities in the new East and Central Europe. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

 

Lukacs, John. The great powers and Eastern Europe. New York: American Book Co., 1953.

 

Meyer, Henry. Mitteleuropa in German thought and action, 1815-1945. The Hague: Njihoff, 1955.

 

Naumann, Friedrich. Central Europe. New York: Knopf, 1917.

 

Rothschild, Joseph. East Central Europe between the two World Wars. Seattle: Washington University Press, 1974.

 

Rupnik, Jacques. The other Europe. New York: Pantheon, 1988.

 

Schöpflin, George, and Nancy Wood, eds. In search of Central Europe. Totowa, NJ: Barnes & Noble Books, 1989.

 

Schrecker, Ellen. No ivory tower : Mccarthyism and the universities. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

 

Schwartz, Egon. "Central Europe--what it is and what it is not." In In search of Central Europe, edited by George

Schopflin and Nancy Wood, 143-56. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989.

 

Seton-Watson, Hugh. "Three eras of political change in Eastern Europe " In In search of Central Europe, edited by

George Schöpflin and Nancy Wood, 1989.

 

Stokes, Gale. Three eras of political change in Eastern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

 

Sugar, Peter F., and Ivo J. Lederer. Nationalism in Eastern Europe. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969.

 

Szucs, Jeno. "Three historical regions of Europe." In Civil society and the state, edited by John Keane, 291-333.

London: Verso, 1988.

 

Todorova, Maria. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Bulgaria." The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1105-17.

 

Vajda, Michaly. "East Central European perspectives." In Civil society and the state, edited by John Keane. London:

Verso, 1988.

 

Wandycz, Piotr S. "Historiography of the countries of Eastern Europe: Poland." The American historical review 97, no. 4 (1992): 1011-25.

 

_____. The price of freedom : A history of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. London: Routledge, 1992.

 

Wolff, Larry. Inventing Eastern Europe: The map of civilization on the mind of the Enlightenment. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.

 

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last updated: 4/23/2011