Book Reviews

Book Reviews BOOK REVIEWS Die Kirchen im KSZE-Prozess 1968-1978 (The struggle of churches within the Helsinki Process) Kattiarina Kunter, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-17-015977-1, 264 p. 'It remains one of the great paradoxes of the era of east-west confrontation that the [Helsinki] Final Act, which originally was based on a Soviet initiative and was propagated by Moscow as a great victory for Soviet diplomacy, soon turned into an effective tool of the dissidents, their NGOs, and the western democracies and in this way made a substantial contribution to undermining the legitimacy of the communist regimes of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.' This intriguing conclusion about the CSCE, here formulated by the Chairman of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Mr. J.H. van Roijen, points to the unexpected but fruitful cooperation between governments and NGOs in Europe during the last three decades. For communist regimes in the eastern part of Europe the agreements signed in Helsinki turned into a kind of Trojan horse, which together with many other factors brought an end to dictatorship. One group in society is not explicitly mentioned in this evalution, i.e. the churches. They are often placed in the NGO category, even when they do not consider themselves http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights) Brill

Book Reviews

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/book-reviews-kEkIYEM4KQ
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2000 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0925-0972
eISSN
1571-814X
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181400X00526
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS Die Kirchen im KSZE-Prozess 1968-1978 (The struggle of churches within the Helsinki Process) Kattiarina Kunter, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-17-015977-1, 264 p. 'It remains one of the great paradoxes of the era of east-west confrontation that the [Helsinki] Final Act, which originally was based on a Soviet initiative and was propagated by Moscow as a great victory for Soviet diplomacy, soon turned into an effective tool of the dissidents, their NGOs, and the western democracies and in this way made a substantial contribution to undermining the legitimacy of the communist regimes of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.' This intriguing conclusion about the CSCE, here formulated by the Chairman of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Mr. J.H. van Roijen, points to the unexpected but fruitful cooperation between governments and NGOs in Europe during the last three decades. For communist regimes in the eastern part of Europe the agreements signed in Helsinki turned into a kind of Trojan horse, which together with many other factors brought an end to dictatorship. One group in society is not explicitly mentioned in this evalution, i.e. the churches. They are often placed in the NGO category, even when they do not consider themselves

Journal

Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 2000

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off