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Socialism Goes Global: The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Age of Decolonisation | Buchvorstellung

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European Studies Seminar, St Antony's College, Oxford


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Socialism Goes Global: The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Age of Decolonisation

You are kindly invited to an online book launch for Socialism Goes Global. The Soviet Union and Eastern Euroope in the Age of Decolonisation (Oxford University Press, 2022), the result of a five-year international research project. At the centre of this history is the encounter between the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe on one hand, and a wider world casting off European empires or struggling against western imperialism on the other. The origins of these connections are traced back to new forms of internationalism enabled by the Russian Revolution; the interplay between the first 'decolonisation' of the twentieth century in Eastern Europe and rising anti-colonial movements; and the global rise of fascism, which created new connections between East and South. The heart of the study, however, lies in the Cold War, when these contacts and relationships dramatically intensified. A common embrace of socialist modernisation and anti-imperial culture opened up possibilities for a new and meaningful exchange between the peripheries of Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Such linkages are examined across many different fields - from health to archaeology, economic development to the arts - and through many people - from students to experts to labour migrants - who all helped to shape a different form and meaning of globalisation.

The event will be held on 1 March at 5 pm (UK time).

Professors Paul Betts (St. Antony's College, University of Oxford) and James Mark (University of Exeter), the coordinators of the volume, will introduce the book.

Professors Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University) and Saul Dubow (University of Cambridge) will de discussants.

The launch will be chaired by Kate Lebow (Christ Church College, University of Oxford).

You can sign up for the event at the following link:


Tuesday, 1 March 2022 - 5:00pm (UK time)


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