Postsocialist Pathways: Transforming Politics and Property in East Central Europeby David Stark, Laszlo Bruszt
Pub. Date: 02/28/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Is there a distinctly East European capitalism? This volume analyzes democratization and economic change in the postsocialist societies of East Central Europe. It demonstrates that the collapse of communism was not the same across the region and that the differences in how the pieces fell shaped the building blocks used for reconstructing political systems and restructuring economies in the region. Among the key concepts are the importance of social networks in the economies and of deliberative institutions in the polity that include the interests of subordinate groups in policy-making.
Table of Contents
Part I. Extrication: 1. Remaking the political field: strategic interactions and contingent choices; Part II. Transformations: 2. The privatization debate: from plan to market or from plan to clan?; 3. Path dependence and privatization strategies; Part III. Deliberative Association: 4. Markets, states, and deliberative associations; 5. Restructuring networks in East European capitalism; 6. Enabling constraints: institutional sources of policy coherence; 7. Extended accountability; Bibliography.
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