Nonviolent struggle and the revolution in East Germany by Roland Bleiker

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Published by Albert Einstein Institution in Cambridge, MA .

Written in English

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  • Germany (East)


  • Nonviolence -- Germany (East),
  • Germany (East) -- Politics and government -- 1989-1990.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-53).

Book details

StatementRoland Bleiker.
SeriesMonograph series / Albert Einstein Institution,, no. 6., Monograph series (Albert Einstein Institution (Cambridge, Mass.)) ;, no. 6
LC ClassificationsDD289 .B54 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 53 p. :
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1170098M
ISBN 101880813076
LC Control Number94152616

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Roland Bleiker examines the role that "exit" and "voice" forms of protest played in the collapse of the communist regime in East Germany. He includes a chronology of the East German Revolution of and extensive notes.

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