Liberalism and the Economic Order: Volume 10, Part 2

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With the collapse of Communist totalitarianism, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union face political instabililty and an uncertain economic future. The people of the region are struggling to emulate the success of the West by moving toward Western-style democracy and markets. The essays in this volume address the liberal transition currently underway. Some of them explore the models offered by political theorists to guide the course of reforms. Some discuss obstacles to change posed by ...
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Overview

With the collapse of Communist totalitarianism, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union face political instabililty and an uncertain economic future. The people of the region are struggling to emulate the success of the West by moving toward Western-style democracy and markets. The essays in this volume address the liberal transition currently underway. Some of them explore the models offered by political theorists to guide the course of reforms. Some discuss obstacles to change posed by existing attitudes, institutions, and cultural traditions. Some examine the nature of liberalism itself, and consider whether democratic politics and free-market economics can coexist without undermining one another. Some offer alternatives to specific Western institutions, arguing that in certain cases it would be unwise for the East to follow the West. Addressing the issues from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this volume offer valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521457248
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Social Philosophy and Policy Series
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

1.The social market economy; 2. From post-communism to civil society: the reemergence of history and decline of the western model; 3. Asymmetrical reciprocity in the market exchange: implications for economies in transition; 4. Institutions, nationalism and the transition process in Eastern Europe; 5. The economic and political liberalisation of Socialism: the fundamental problem of property rights; 6. Democracy, markets and the legal order: notes on the nature of politics in a radically liberal society; 7. Liberalism: political and economic; 8. Socialism and the extension of democracy; 9. Liberalism, welfare economics and freedom; 10. Some rules of constitutional design; 11. The morality of inclusion; A new contractarian view of tax and regulatory policy in the emerging market economies; 12. Associations and democracy.
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