Europe since 1989: The New Order on the Old Continent
Philipp Ther will talk tonight about his award-winning book Europe since 1989: A history. It analyses the neoliberal turn of the revolutions of 1989, the major economic reforms, their effects on the post-Communist societies and the reverberations on Western Europe, in particular on Germany, which was “co-transformed”. He will go into “transformation from below” with a focus on various social groups, poor rural and booming capital regions such as Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Kyiv. Finally, bringing the story up to the present, Philipp Ther compares events in Eastern and Southern Europe leading up to and following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.