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Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Patrick Major

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on 13 August 1961 18 million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the ... More


The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Patrick Major

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Why was the West German Communist Party banned in 1956, only 11 years after it had emerged from Nazi persecution? Although politically weak, the post-war party was in ... More


Congo (Democratic Republic)

Siegmar Schmidt and Daniel Stroux

in Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296454
eISBN:
9780191600036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296452.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Congo (Democratic Republic) follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a ... More


Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Democratic Republic of the Congo (population 58.32 million people) is a country in Central Africa that covers an area of 2, 345, 410 km2. Interest in palliative care has come to light in the ... More


Retreat and Retrenchment: The SED and the German Question in the Early 1950s

DIRK SPILKER

in The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which covers the period from 1950 to 1953, outlines the various offers for East-West negotiations extended by leaders of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) as well as the ... More


Limits of Diffusion: Computing in the Soviet Union, German Democratic Republic and Eastern Europe

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the arrival, adoption and use of computers in Communist Europe of the 1950s through the 1980s and includes a discussion of post Communist computing in the region into the 2000s. ... More


Unity Postponed: The SED and the Founding of the GDR

DIRK SPILKER

in The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which covers 1948 and 1949, chronicles the breakup of Germany into two separate states, East Germany and West Germany, and the reaction of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) to ... More


From the Cold War to the Present

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

in The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter follows, through the Cold War up to the present day, the continuing and evolving German relationship with Eastern Europe. The different orientations of the Federal Republic of Germany ... More


East German Conversions to Islam after the Collapse of the Berlin Wall

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the conversion and life-story narratives of two East Germans who both grew up during the closed, authoritarian regime of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). When the wall ... More


The Collapse of the East German State

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the 1989 East German uprising. East Germans found that shifting international dynamics—linked to Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost policies and Hungary’s decision to open ... More


Grounds for Discontent?: Coffee from the Black Market to the Kaffeeklatsch in the GDR

Katherine Pence

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Coffee, a nation-wide addiction in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), was chronically hard to come by. From the rationing period after 1945 to an acute crisis and outright protests in 1977, the ... More


International Research Management

Philip H. Birnbaum, Frederick A. Rossini, and Donald R. Baldwin (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062526
eISBN:
9780199854905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062526.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book presents a group of papers that describe the preconditions, processes, and outcomes of interdisciplinary research projects from the United States, Canada, Israel, Japan, Brazil, the German ... More


Rias Berlin and the June 17, 1953, Uprising in East Germany

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter examines the June 17, 1953 uprising in East Germany and the decisive role RIAS played in those turbulent events. RIAS's participation in the uprising is a testament to the complex ... More


Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Laura Bradley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the authorities in the German Democratic Republic always denied that they practised censorship. Their denial had a major impact on the language and ... More


Honecker’s Children: Youth and Patriotism in East(ern) Germany, 1979–2002

Anna Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074110
eISBN:
9781781703014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074110.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the final decade of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), young citizens found themselves at the heart of a rigorous programme of socialist patriotic education, yet following the fall of the ... More


Debate on the economic consequences of peacetime

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Peace is not only difficult to build, but, like war, it has important economic and financial consequences. Unlike the post-World War periods when policymakers, scholars, and practitioners debated the ... More


Poverty, Development, and the Challenges of Catholic Sisterhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Casey Ritchie Clevenger

in Unequal Partners: In Search of Transnational Catholic Sisterhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226697413
eISBN:
9780226697697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226697697.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in the Democratic Republic of Congo respond to the needs of the surrounding population amid widespread poverty, weak public infrastructure, ... More


Everyday Resistance, Peacebuilding and State-Making: Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526108760
eISBN:
9781526124203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making addresses debates on liberal peace and the policies of peacebuilding through a theoretical and empirical study of resistance in peacebuilding ... More


Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Pierre Asselin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276123
eISBN:
9780520956551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276123.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When Ho Chi Minh and the Communist leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) agreed to the 1954 Geneva accords, ending the eight-year Franco-Indochinese War, they never imagined that ... More


Growth and Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2001 through 2013

Kristi Mahrt and Malokele Nanivazo

in Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744795
eISBN:
9780191805950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744795.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

After years of economic decline, conflict, and instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo achieved rapid economic growth in the 2000s along with a reduction in rural consumption poverty. This ... More


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