Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism in by Natalia Tsvetkova

By Natalia Tsvetkova

In Failure of yank and Soviet Cultural Imperialism in German Universities, 1945-1990 Natalia Tsvetkova describes the yankee and Soviet rules in German universities in the course of the chilly conflict. In either elements of divided Germany the conservative professorate resisted either the yank and Soviet rules of reforms in universities. no matter if those regulations could be thought of instances of cultural imperialism should be mentioned during this booklet. in addition to how and why either American and Soviet regulations of the transformation of German universities finally failed.

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Vom Brocke (Stuttgart: DVA, 1990): 407–470. 69 Bildung und Erziehung 45, no. 4 (1992). 70 M. Heinemann. Hochschuloffiziere und Wiederaufbau des Hochschulwesens in Deutschland 1945–1949. -Verlag, 2000). 38 introduction universities—that is, the analysis, for example, of the policy of Soviet officers towards one of the German universities, and a microhistory, that is, the influence of Soviet policy on one of the German professors—became the unique feature of the first proceedings edited by Heinemann in 1992.

New sources produced a strong impetus for revival of the theme of Occupation policies, and a new context for international relations, called for because the second edition of the Cold War in the early 1980s had influenced the interpretations of the topic. Scholars resumed their research on the educational reforms accomplished by the superpowers between 1945 and the 1950s. And lastly, the fourth stage was the 1990s–2000s, when new documents became available for historians from the former East German and Soviet archives.

Andrey Nikitin continued the thought of Heinemann about the independent policy of each Soviet officer in each German state and emphasized that the Soviet Military Administration just received general orders from Moscow and, therefore, reforms in German universities depended entirely on the 71 M. Heinemann, “Umrisse der Kultur- und Hochschulpolitik der Sowjetischen Militäradministration (SMAD) in der SBZ,” Bildung und Erziehung 45, no. 4 (1992): 379–391. introduction 39 personal characteristics of the Soviet officers involved.

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