The most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the successes and failures of 27 countries post-communism transformation. Looking at life after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the book examines and contrasts why some countries have virtually completed their transformation to a liberal polity and economy, while others lag behind.
About the Author
OLEH HAVRYLYSHYN is Deputy Director of HRD at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. USA.
Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures Preface and Acknowlegements Foreword Introduction and Overview PART 1: BACKGROUND: TRANSITION DEBATES AND STATISTICAL FACTS Key Debates on Transition Measuring Progress in Transition Economic and Social Costs of Transition: A Hard Look at Soft Facts PART 2: AN EX-POST TRANSITION PARADISM; UNCHARTED WATERS, PIRATE RAIDS, AND SAFE HAVENS The SS Transition Navigation Model The Search for a Navigation Chart: Legitimate Debates, Vested Interests, and Reformist Commitments From Rent-Seeking to Oligarchy to State Capture A Safe Haven for Market Reforms: Membership in the EU and Other International Organizations PART 3: A SUMMING-UP Future Prospects for Captured States Diverse Outcomes: Liberal Societies, Captured States and Undertermined Politics Notes Bibliography Index