About the project

‘The Liminality of Failing Democracy: East Central Europe during the Interwar Slump’ is a research project funded by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung for a duration of three years (2021 – 2024). The project team investigates how the crises of the interwar period, culminating in the Great Depression, transformed societies and states across East Central Europe. East Central … Continue reading “About the project”

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Benefits of the Great Depression? The Ambiguous Case of Urban Workers in Romania

Global economic crises like the Great Depression hit countries at different times, with various intensities, and great local and regional disparities. Some social categories are more affected than others, and the impact of crisis in one sector of the economy may have unexpected effects elsewhere. As part of my preliminary research for the project The … Continue reading “Benefits of the Great Depression? The Ambiguous Case of Urban Workers in Romania”

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Economic nationalism in today’s East Central Europe

Under the pressures of the Great Depression, the predominantly agricultural states of interwar East Central Europe resorted to economic policies that were particularly protectionist in character. In an era when international relations were increasingly characterised by hostility and territorial revisionism, many feared that economic weakness could easily lead to a loss of sovereignty, if exploited … Continue reading “Economic nationalism in today’s East Central Europe”

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