The book contains unique documentary material, which has not been introduced before. The main purpose of the manual is to get the reader directly acquainted with the primary sources in the history of the opposition and dissident movements in six Central and South-East European countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia) in the late 1960s-1980s. The book reproduces concrete documentary evidence of the intensive search in the regional countries’ opposition environment for ideological concepts and models alternative to the established regime as well as programs of political and social transformations.
The documents published systematically reflect the evolution and structure of the opposition movements in the region, helping readers to navigate in their wide spectrum, which makes it possible to fix the key points of the history of each of the six countries and to compare protest movement models with those in other parts of the world.
For researchers, teachers, postgraduate students, students and a wide range of readers.