The Romanian Revolution of December 1989 by ProQuest


Without pondering much from the dry literature on revolution and Eastern European anti-communist regime changes, Siani-Davies adopts a multifaceted methodological perspective, combining historical interpretation and political analysis, state and society viewpoints, and formal and informal categories, and relies on personal interviews, official communiqus, governmental inquiry reports, newspaper articles, and secondary literature published in Romanian. The failure to effect meaningful elite change prompted the opposition to talk about the "stolen" revolution, a concept assuming that the revolution really had been a popular liberal movement seeking the complete overthrow of the communist system, but hijacked by plotters drawn from the Communist Party second echelon.

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