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Bookcover Long Awaited West. Eastern Europe since 1944

Stefano Bottoni

Long Awaited West

Eastern Europe since 1944

Indiana University Press
ISBN 978-02-5302-695-8
352 pages

Focusing on economic and social policies, Bottoni explores how Eastern Europe developed and, more importantly, why it remains so distant from the rest of the continent. He argues that this distance arises in part from psychological divides which have only deepened since the global economic crisis of 2008, and provides new insight into Eastern Europe's significance as it finds itself located - both politically and geographically - between a distracted European Union and Russia's increased aggressions.