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Entrance examination

Examination topics: Exam themes ECERS.pdf


  • Nations and states in East Central Europe: an outline;
  • Literature, culture and political culture in East Central Europe: an outline
  •  Minorities and minority cultures in East Central Europe: an outline;
  • East Central Europe during the 20th century: outline of culture, society, history, international relations
  • East Central Europe at the beginning of 21st century: outline of culture, society, history, international relations, European integration;


• Alenius, Kari. 2012. ”Beggars, scammers, discriminated against by the whole of Europe: Romania’s Roma in Finnish tabloids, 2008-2011”. Revista Română de Studii Baltice ?i Nordice / The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2012): pp. 87-109. Download from:
• Crampton, R. J. 1997. Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and after. London: Routledge.
• Donskis, Leonidas. „War and Peace in Eastern Europe: The Ukrainian Lessons”. Revista Română de Studii Baltice ?i Nordice / The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 6, Issue 2: pp. 7-26
• Donskis, Leonidas. 2008. Power and imagination: studies in politics and literature. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 71-159.
• Donskis, Leonidas. 2003. Forms of Hatred: The Troubled Imagination in Modern Philosophy and Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
• Miklo´ssy, Katalin, and Pekka Korhonen. ”Introduction”. In Miklo´ssy, Katalin, and Pekka Korhonen. 2010. The East and the idea of Europe. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp. IX-XVI. Download from:
• Miloiu, Silviu, and Cezar Stanciu, East Central Europe in a Century of Challenges. Studies in History and International Relations. Târgovişte : Cetatea de Scaun, 2013.
• North, Michael, ”Reinventing the Baltic Sea Region: From the Hansa to the Eu-Strategy of 2009”. Revista Română de Studii Baltice ?i Nordice / The Romanian Journal for Baltic and Nordic Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2012): pp. 5-17. Download from:
• Tismaneanu, Vladimir. 1998. Fantasies of salvation: democracy, nationalism, and myth in post-communist Europe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Further reading:
• Alenius, Kari, Olavi K. Fa¨lt, and Markus Mertaniem. 2008. Imagology and cross-cultural encounters in history. Rovaniemi: Pohjois-Suomen Historiallinen Yhdistys.
• Autio, Sari, and Katalin Miklo´ssy. 2011. Reassessing Cold War Europe. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
• Bideleux, Robert, and Ian Jeffries. 1998. A history of Eastern Europe: crisis and change. London: Routledge.
• Dragomir, Elena. “Explaining Communist Nostalgia in Romania: Some Empirical Evidence.” Valahian Journal of Historical Studies 12 (2009): 7-28.
• Farrell, R. Barry. 2011. Leadership in East European communism, 1945-1970. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.
• Frucht, Richard C. 2005. Eastern Europe an introduction to the people, lands, and culture. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO
• Hodos, George H. 1999. The East-Central European region an historical outline. Westport, Conn: Praeger.
• Judson, Pieter M., and Marsha L. Rozenblit. 2005. Constructing nationalities in East Central Europe. New York: Berghahn Books.
• Kemp, Walter A. 1999. Nationalism and communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: a basic contradiction? New York: St. Martin's Press.
• Miklo´ssy, Katalin. “History-War of Comrades: The Hungarian-Romanian Polemics in the 1960-80s.” Valahian Journal of Historical Studies 5-6 (2006): 79-98.
• Miller, William Lockley, A°se B. Grodeland, and Tatyana Y. Koshechkina. 2001. A culture of corruption? coping with government in post-communist Europe. New York: Central European University Press.
• Morison, John. 2000. Ethnic and national issues in Russian and East European history. Houndsmills: Macmillan Press.
• Plasser, Fritz, and Andreas Pribersky. 1996. Political culture in East Central Europe. Aldershot, Hants: Avebury.
• Pollack, Detlef, and Jan Wielgohs. 2004. Dissent and opposition in communist Eastern Europe: origins of civil society and democratic transition. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
• Prusin, Alexander Victor. 2010. The lands between: conflict in the East European borderlands, 1870-1992. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• Rothschild, Joseph. 1974. East Central Europe between the two World Wars. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
• Stanciu, Cezar. "A Rebirth of Diplomacy: The Foreign Policy of Communist Romania between Subordination and Autonomy, 1948–1962." Diplomacy & Statecraft 24, no. 2 (2013): 253-272.
• Tismaneanu, Vladimir. 2009. Stalinism revisited: the establishment of communist regimes in East-Central Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press.
• Wandycz, Piotr Stefan. 1992. The price of freedom: a history of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. London: Routledge.

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