On the Verge of Convergence

On the Verge of Convergence

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Overview

Based upon unparalleled comparative surveys and newly obtained data, Domanski's new book provides a major contribution to the study of social transformation in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989. Focusing on Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Slovakia, the author provides substantial comparative information relating to social structure, mobility, inequality, lifestyle and economic stratification.

Applying the Erikson-Goldthorpe classification of class positions, Domanski effectively presents fully comparable data to enable political comparisons to be made with other countries, especially those with firmly established free-market economies.

On the Verge of Convergence contributes to a clearer understanding of the on-going process of social transformation within developing capitalist societies.

Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1: Peasant societies - market societies? The touch of modernization Chapter 2: Social mobility rates and patterns: Basic continuity Chapter 3: Economic stratification: Similarities, differences and emerging change Chapter 4: The debate on owners: Nomenklatura or self-recruitment? Chapter 5: Distribution of incomes Chapter 6: Culture and lifestyle Chapter 7: Religion - a stage on the road to modernization Conclusion. Appendix. References


2nd Quarter 2000
200 pages

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789639116825
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Ceu Medievalia
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.66(d)

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