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The Collapse of Communist Power in Poland: Strategic Misperceptions and Unanticipated Outcomes (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Book 26) by [Hayden, Jacqueline]
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The Collapse of Communist Power in Poland: Strategic Misperceptions and Unanticipated Outcomes (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Book 26) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition


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Based on extensive original research, including interviews with key participants, this book investigates the sudden and unforeseen collapse of communist power in Poland in 1989. It sets out the sequence of events, and examines the strategies of the various political groupings prior to the partially free election of June 1989.


This volume argues that the specific negotiating strategies adopted by the communist party representatives in the Round Table discussions before the elections was a key factor in communism’s collapse. The book shows that on many occasions, PZPR decision-makers ignored expert advice, and many Round Table bargains went against the party’s best interests. Using in-depth interviews with major party players, including General Jaruzelski, General Kiszczak and Mieczyslaw Rakowski, as well as Solidarity advisors such as Adam Michnik, the text provides a unique source of first-hand accounts of Poland’s revolutionary drama.

About the Author

Jacqueline Hayden is a lecturer in politics and the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin. She worked as a current affairs journalist and radio producer for 15 years before completing her PhD in 2002. Her previous books include Poles Apart: Solidarity and the New Poland (1994).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (23 March 2006)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OI0S64
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