Balint Magyar gave a speech at the conference in Jurmala, which is a part of our “Thirty years of the post-Soviet Europe” project. Balint Magyar is a senior core fellow at Central European University, an author of the prominent book “Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of Hungary”. He summarized the main problems that scientist face analyzing the post-communist regimes, he presented an interpretative framework of post-communist regimes and existing topology and showed the development trajectories of these states.
Major historical events that happened 30 years ago in 1989 to a large extent determined the way Europe looks today. It was the year when Mikhail Gorbachev started his political reform. Our new project will help to understand how that turned out and what lessons should be learnt for the future