After 1989

Morals, Revolution and Civil Society

  • Editors
  • Ralf Dahrendorf

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Opening Walls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 14-23
    4. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 24-33
  3. The Good Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 37-48
    3. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 49-60
    4. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 61-67
  4. Understanding Change

  5. Britain, Germany and Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Ralf Dahrendorf
      Pages 146-156
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-179

About this book


The essays assembled in this volume are a thoughtful and lively commentary on Europe after the revolution of 1989. Must revolutions fail? Certainly, the open society has its own problems, not least that of citizens in search of meaning. The Good Society has to square the circle of prosperity, civility and liberty. Social science can help us understand what needs to be done, and intellectuals have a responsibility to initiate and accompany change. All this raises questions for Europe which extend far beyond the all too narrow confines of the European Union.


Britain democracy Europe European Union (EU) Germany history Institution politics revolution

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