LIST OF MATERIALS:
- Jan Skórzyński (2017). Negotiated Revolution.
- Michael D. Kennedy (Ed.)(1999). Negotiating Radical Change: Understanding and Extending the Lessons of the Polish Round Table Talks. University of Michigan.
- Wiktor Osiatynski (1991). The Roundtable Negotiations in Poland. Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe. Working paper No. 2, 1991.
- Wiktor Osiatynski (1991). Revolutions in Eastern Europe. Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe. Working paper No. 2,
- The Magic Lantern. The Revolutions of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague. Timothy Garton Ash. Random House, New York, 1990. Pp.156.
- The Uses of Adversity. Essays on the Fate of Central Europe. Timothy Garton Ash. Random House, New York, 1989. Pp. XI,335.
- Lightning the Night. Revolution in Eastern Europe. William Echikson. William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1990. Pp.VIII,295
- Breaking the Barrier. Lawrence Goodwyn. Oxford University Press, New York, 1991. Pp.458
- Marek Kamiński (1999). How communism could have been saved: Formal analysis of electoral bargaining in Poland in 1989. Public Choice 98: 83–109.
- Elzbieta Matynia (2001). Furnishing democracy at the end of the century: The Polish Round Table and Others. East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 454-471.
- Brian Porter (1999). The 1989 Polish Round Table Revisited: Making History. The Journal of the International Institute, UMich, v. 6, issue 3
Historical summary of Roundtable Negotiations, its contex and preceding processes.
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Post-conference book at the UMich on the Polish Roundtable, including (1) Calendarium of events; (2) discussions of Polish politicians, participants of the Roundtable negotiations on Solidarity of Governmental parts; (2) several contributions of political scientists, sociologists, historians, and specialists on conflict analysis on the Roundtable and revolution in Eastern Europe (also – comparison between the East Bloc and the Republic of South Africa transition).
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Analysis of the Roundtable Negotiations based on interviews with the main actors of the Roundtable including general Jaruzelski, performed shortly after the event ( in 1990).
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Review of 4 books devoted to Revolution of 1989’ in Eastern Europe:
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ABSTRACT. During the 1989 Roundtable Talks Solidarity and PUWP (the communist party) were bargaining over the electoral law for the 1989 parliamentary elections in Poland – the ﬁrst semi-free elections held in the Soviet Bloc. I show that the PUWP consent to the elections was founded on an overly optimistic estimate of its popular support. A surprising Solidarity’s victory led to the subsequent collapse of the communist regime in Poland and initiated the fall of communism in other countries. An alternative electoral law, a Single Transferable Vote, would have been mutually acceptable to both parties while producing an outcome that would have been critically better for the communists.
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A sociological analysis of transition toward democracy with Polish Roundtable as a major focus.
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Calendarium of world political events in the times of the Polish Roundtable.
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