Dilemmas of Transition: The Hungarian Experience

Dilemmas of Transition: The Hungarian Experience

by Aurel Braun
     
 

Exploring the controversies and problems surrounding post-communist transitions, this multi-disciplinary volume develops a strong theoretical framework as it moves between general issues of transitology and specific analyses. Hungary, a state that has weathered political and economic transition more successfully than most, is used to illuminate both comparative and

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Exploring the controversies and problems surrounding post-communist transitions, this multi-disciplinary volume develops a strong theoretical framework as it moves between general issues of transitology and specific analyses. Hungary, a state that has weathered political and economic transition more successfully than most, is used to illuminate both comparative and regional issues. By bridging the divide between area studies and comparative politics, this book will be a key resource for advanced students and for scholars in East-European/post-communist studies, comparative politics, and international relations.

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CHOICE
Economists will appreciate the careful assessments of postcommunist economic transformation in Hungary , and in Central Europe in general.
— H. D. Renning
Slavic Review
Many of the contributors on Hungary are excellent. Dilemmas of Transition will be of great use to anyone seeking a wide-ranging discussion of Hungary since 1989.
Choice
Economists will appreciate the careful assessments of postcommunist economic transformation in Hungary , and in Central Europe in general.
— H. D. Renning, California State University
János Kornai
This insightful and well-balanced volume contains an excellent blend: chapters dealing with the wide-ranging common problems of all post-socialist countries and others focusing on the specific characteristics of the Hungarian transition. It will become an indispensable handbook for students of recent Hungarian history, and at the same time it will be used by researchers and teachers of post-socialist transition as a source of inspiring thoughts and valuable information.
Michael Mandelbaum
The transition of the former communist countries to democracy and free markets is the great event of our time. This volume provides a detailed and authoritative picture, and a balanced assessment, of one of those countries, illuminating the problems common to them all.
CHOICE - H. D. Renning
Economists will appreciate the careful assessments of postcommunist economic transformation in Hungary , and in Central Europe in general.
Peter F. Sugar
Dilemmas of Transition, written by a group of well-known experts and dealing with the various theoretical and practical aspects of the transition process in Hungary, is well-organized, more detailed and more comprehensive than previous efforts have been and deserves close attention.
Janos Kornai
This insightful and well-balanced volume contains an excellent blend: chapters dealing with the wide-ranging common problems of all post-socialist countries and others focusing on the specific characteristics of the Hungarian transition. It will become an indispensable handbook for students of recent Hungarian history, and at the same time it will be used by researchers and teachers of post-socialist transition as a source of inspiring thoughts and valuable information.
János Kornai
This insightful and well-balanced volume contains an excellent blend: chapters dealing with the wide-ranging common problems of all post-socialist countries and others focusing on the specific characteristics of the Hungarian transition. It will become an indispensable handbook for students of recent Hungarian history, and at the same time it will be used by researchers and teachers of post-socialist transition as a source of inspiring thoughts and valuable information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847690046
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.97(d)

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