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Research projects

1989 after 1989

The fall of state socialism in Europe between 1989 and 1991 marked a watershed in world history. This major Leverhulme Trust-funded project (2014-19) will consider the impact of the collapse and the transition in the region which experienced these changes, and in the wider world. It is led by Professor James Mark, working alongside four postdoctoral fellows and two PhD students. Projects will, variously, address the impact of the collapse of state socialism on human rights, the impact of collapse of eastern European state socialism as a 'global project', compare approaches to the dictatorial past in eastern Europe and Latin America, examine the impact of globalisation on post-socialist workers, and examine the legacies of state socialism in the post-socialist city.

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