Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism
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What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? Andreas Glaeser investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: socialist East Germany’s unexpected self-dissolution in 1989. His analysis builds on extensive in-depth interviews with former secret police officers and the dissidents they tri

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Paperback, 640 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by University Of Chicago Press (first published September 15th 2010)
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