The forgotten voices of the Velvet Revolution(s)

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Through the examination of different critical voices (sidelined mostly by the mainstream academic outlets), this contribution will try reconstruct an alternative story of the so called transition from communism to democracy. Why is this important? This paper will identify a different trajectory of transition from communism to democracy by way of demonstrating the already existing tensions between the European project and its ideology of (ordo)liberalism which might help us understand the seemingly recent surge of alternative (constitutional) projects in the CEE region. Avoiding the mainstream narrative of the reasons for the current crisis of the European project and the difficulties it is facing in the CEE region, it will focus on the mechanics of the ordoliberal project of the EU and its visible effects in the CEE region.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and the Political in Central and Eastern Europe: Postsocialism, Neoliberalism, Populism
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Publication statusSubmitted - 2021
EventThe East-West Divide – Growing Tensions in the EU?
: Online Academic Symposium – 1 st – 2 nd of December 2020
Duration: 1 Dec 20202 Dec 2020


ConferenceThe East-West Divide – Growing Tensions in the EU?

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