Agnes Gagyi is a sociologist. She works on East European politics and social movements from the perspective of the region's long-term world-economic and geopolitical integration. Presently she is employed as a researcher on East European social movements at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. She is a founding member of the regional English language forum LeftEast
, and of the Working Group for Public Sociology "Helyzet" in Budapest. Besides scholarly publications on East European new left movements, she has been actively involved in organizing meetings and discussions across East European new left scenes. The present book project grew out from regional meetings she organized with the Transnational Institute as part of the New Politics project.
Ondrej Slacálek is a political scientist and journalist, he focuses on East European politics, nationalist discourses and social movements from various analytical perspectives. He works at the Department of Political Science, Charles University, Prague. Besides articles in scholarly journals (Patterns of Prejudice, Slavic Review) on nationalism, social movements and musical subcultures of youth, he is a regular collaborator of Czech new left journal A2/A2larm, he was regular collaborator of left-wing daily Právo and editor of streetpaper Nový Prostor and active participant in international debates on post-socialism (Eurozine, LeftEast).
Preface (Hilary Wainwright and Daniel Chavez). - Chapter 1. Introduction: East European new left perspectives on postsocialist transformation (Ágnes Gagyi). - Chapter 2. A clear cut? The restoration of capitalism and the contradictions of socialism in Yugoslavia (Vladimir Simovic, Tanja Vuksa). - Chapter 3. Capitalist restoration and development in Slovenia and Croatia (Marko Krzan, Dimitrije Birac). - Chapter 4. Ukraine and the (dis)integrating empire of capital (Yuliya Yurchenko). - Chapter 5. Reconfiguring regimes of capitalist integration: Hungary between 1970-2020 (Ágnes Gagyi, Tamás Gerocs). - Chapter 6. Czechia 30 years on: The (im)perfect oligarchy and the misery of emancipatory alternative (Ondrej Slacálek, Daniel Sitera). - Chapter 7. Bosnia and Herzegovina after the transition: forever postwar, postsocialist and peripheral? (Danijela Majstorovic, Zoran Vuckovac). - Chapter 8. Life in transition and in crisis. The political autobiography of a generation (Dana Dömsödi, Florin Poenaru). - Chapter 9. Anti-corruption as the "New language" of the neoliberal order in Albania (Leart Kola). - Chapter 10. The political economy of the moralization of politics in post-1989 Bulgaria and the challenges for the left (Madlen Nikolova, Georgi Medarov). - Chapter 11. Making Sense of Georgia's Thirty Years of Neoliberal Transformation: a Gramscian Analysis of a Civil Society Movement (Nino Khelaia, Tornike Chivadze). - Chapter 12. Protest legitimacy and struggle for hegemony: Russian mobilizations between 2011-2014 (Oleg Zhouravlev). - Chapter 13. The dissident tradition of antipolitics and the new right. Problems and potential of post-communist dissent in Slovakia and beyond (Joseph Grim Feinberg). - Chapter 14. Fear, Doubt and Money: War of ideas, production of ignorance and right-wing infrastructures of hegemony in Poland (Andrzej W. Nowak). - Chapter 15. Conclusion: Ideologies in postsocialist transition 30 years on (Ondrej Slacálek)