Education and Civic Culture in Post-Communist Countries

  • Stephen Webber
  • Ilkka Liikanen

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen Webber, Ilkka Liikanen
      Pages 1-9
  3. Reviving Civic Culture

  4. Nationality Reframed

  5. Identity Matters

  6. Towards a Brighter Future?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-283

About this book


The vivid discussion on civil society in Eastern Europe that flourished during the late 1980s and early 1990s has faded somewhat, and been partly replaced by new attempts to conceptualise the nature of social change taking place in these countries. This book strives to continue and go beyond the civil society discourse by analysing the interrelationship between education and civic culture in post-communist countries. The volume offers detailed case studies, written by specialists from the region and from Western Europe and North America, examining everyday patterns of civic culture; the linkage between education and national identity, ethnicity, gender and religion; the experience and attitudes of youth; and attempts to render education systems better suited to the demands of post-communist society.


children communism education Europe gender Hungary identity Nation national identity religion Russia Soviet Union teaching profession Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Webber
    • 1
  • Ilkka Liikanen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.Karelian InstituteUniversity of JoensuuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42774-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28702-0
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