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Victor Neumann

This article explores the controversial issue of concepts defining the East-Central European Romanian and Hungarian identities (nem, neam, popor, nép). It specifically focuses on the translation and adaptation of the German concept of nation by examining the inclusive or exclusive meanings this concept acquired in these two languages and political cultures during the first half of the nineteenth century.

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From “Liberal Minimum” to the “Complete Catalog of Human Rights”

On Central Concepts of Hungarian Postdissident Liberals

Ferenc Laczó

This article analyzes how five leading Hungarian postdissident liberal thinkers conceptually constructed their view of liberalism in the early years of postcommunism. Studying Beszélő, the most signi cant liberal journal during the early years of representative democracy, it shows how they did so through references to political “threats” and the idea of a “liberal minimum” (János Kis), local liberal and democratic traditions and “progressive patriotism” (Miklós Szabó), the ongoing “liberal-conservative revolution” and the creation of a “new political community” (Gáspár Miklós Tamás), antipolitics and “expertise” (György Konrád), and the “complete catalog of human rights” and the agenda of “modernization” (István Eörsi), respectively. Next to its conceptual analysis of heavily influential individual thinkers, the article discusses the ambition of postdissident Hungarian liberals to harmonize liberal and democratic tenets. Last but not least, it elaborates on the left-wing origins of many of their central concepts that, as suggested here, ultimately hindered liberalism's assumption of a central position in the new political system.

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Theo Jung, Cristian Roiban, Gregor Feindt, Alexandra Medzibrodszky, Henna-Riikka Pennanen, and Anna Björk

: Suhrkamp, 1999). Negotiating Modernity The Entanglement of Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century Balázs Trencsényi, Maciej Janowski, Mónika Baár, Maria Falina, and Michal Kopeček, A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Volume

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From “De Facto King” to Peasants’ Communes

A Struggle for Representation in the Discourse of the Polish Great Emigration, 1832–1846/48

Piotr Kuligowski

circulation of political ideas in East Central Europe. 3 It is worth mentioning that in examining the Polish Great Emigration of the 1830s and 1840s, conceptualization of representation was both rapid and multidimensional. In ongoing discussions surrounding

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience

Petra Guasti

/04/21/poles–find–creative–ways–to–protest–despite–the–pandemic/ . Dahl , R. A. 2008 . On Democracy . Yale University Press . Deegan-Krause , K. , K. Weyland , and R. Madrid , 2019 . Donald Trump and the Lessons of East-Central European

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

to the region of Carantania. Consistent with his approach grounded in postcolonial theory, Fazioli underlines comparisons of the German attitude toward East Central Europe with the US frontier (77) and demonstrates how German claims to cultural