From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia's History as a Nation-State. (On the Boundary of Two Worlds)
Editors: David J. Smith, David J. Galbreath, Geoffrey Swain
Contributing author: William D. Prigge
Willima D. Prigge is a contributing author, "The Strange Death of Latvian National Communism."
Book Description: Taking its cue from the 90th anniversary commemorations of November 2008, this work explores the relationship between state and nationhood during the three phases to date in Latvia's existence as a territorial entity: the sovereign statehood of 1918-1940; the Soviet and Nazi occupations of 1940-1944 and the ensuing half-century within the USSR; and the post-1991 period, which has seen the restoration of independence on the basis of legal continuity from the inter-war period and - latterly - accession to the European Union. The aim in relation to all three eras is to go beyond the often essentialising contours of Cold War and post-Cold War debates and reveal the underlying complexities and ambiguities of political and social development.
Smith, David J.; Galbreath, David J.; Swain, Geoffrey; and Prigge, Will, "From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia's History as a Nation-State. (On the Boundary of Two Worlds)" (2010). History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion Faculty Books. 3.