1989 – A Journal in the Social Sciences & Humanities
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While a great deal of scholarship has been published on the Cold War, the Soviet System and the transition after 1989, this tended to be either occidentalistic (orientalist?), following a modernisation paradigm, or regionalistic (regoinal), by chronicling local change. Thus the larger European and indeed global configuration of the causes and consequences of 1989 has by and large been overlooked. In addition, today a new generation of scholars is entering academia, not burdened by the shackles of the Cold War and older ideological battles. For the first time in three generations, a genuinely free exchange of scholars and ideas between East and West is possible. Over the coming decade, this new generation of scholars will be producing new and groundbreaking knowledge on the causes and consequences of 1989 in Europe and worldwide.
Thus the need for a a scholarly resea