The Political Logic of Disintegration: Seven Lessons from the Soviet Collapse

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Ivan Krastev
26 September 2012
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CEPS has inaugurated a new publication series of Essays with this highly thoughtful contribution by Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, which draws critical lessons from the disintegration of the Soviet Union for European political leaders struggling with the current crisis. While acknowledging fundamental differences between the USSR and the EU, the Bulgarian theorist argues that the game of disintegration is primarily a political one and that the ability of Europe’s leaders to manage a similarly volatile mix of political, economic and psychological factors that were at play in the Soviet collapse could prove decisive in the very survival of the EU.

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