The wave of changes that swept through Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 has freed millions of people from the graps of oppressive regimes. This elicited enormous political, social, and economic consequences.
Several studies have already been published on the topic, though ultimately few propose a theoretical reflection on the transition period.
Mastering often vague concepts like « revolution », « transition »,« social change», « modernization », « political culture », the book of Gheorghe Fulga offers a fertile and nuanced reflection based on the Romanian experience. Escaping any narrow approach, his analysis makes use of the most diverse sociological theories. Rather than building a « theory of transition », the brunt of his effort is more of identifying empirical objects and questions on which social sciences can build upon with confidence.
The end result is a work of which's originality will be particularly appreciated by researchers working on the transition process and more generally by all those interested in the revolutionary changes that emerged in Central And Eastern Europe since 1989.