Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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  • Capitalist or free market economies,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Politics and government,
  • General,
  • Economic policy,
  • Post-communism,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Eastern Europe,
  • Europe,
  • Political Process - General,
  • Europe - General,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Congresses,
  • 1989-,
  • Europe, Eastern

Edition Notes

ContributionsGrzegorz Ekiert (Editor), Stephen E. Hanson (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7765096M
ISBN 100521822955
ISBN 109780521822954

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Book Description Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule contains essays by several of the leading contemporary specialists on the region. The volume addresses the extent to which postcommunist societies have successfully institutionalized democratic politics and capitalist market economies over a decade after the collapse of the Soviet : Hardcover.

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Anders Åslund is able to cover this vast territory in a substantive way by grouping the transition experiences in Cited by: Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule This volume presents a shared effort to apply a general historical-institutionalist approach to the problem of assessing institutional change in the wake of communism’s collapse in Europe.

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Reinventing Capitalism Through a Turbulent Century. According to them, the story of the last decades goes something like this. Central and East European Politics should be on the shelves of all scholars and students of the region.

-- Tim Haughton, University of Birmingham Wolchik and Curry’s much anticipated updated edition of Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy could not come at a better time.

The region of Central and Eastern Europe remains a mystery that needs further inspection and 5/5(1). It was also the moment for a serious rethink about the compatibility of democracy and capitalism. In eastern Europe, Soviet rule evolved via Popular Front-style, communist-led governments, which, bySoviet political scientists touted as a historically unprecedented form of people’s democracy.

The approach proposed by Brubaker enables to see the events of a new wave of nation-building in Eastern Europe in a different light. The national revival we observe in this region, Brubaker writes, “is not engendered by nations [ ] It is produced—or better, it is induced—by political fields of particular kinds [ ] And its dynamics are governed by the properties of political fields Author: Nelly Bekus.

Read our critique of Ivan Krastev's and Stephen Holmes' new book. Read this interview in German or Russian. You call the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall “the age of imitation” when the nation states of Central and Eastern Europe were to mimic the liberal democracies of the West, instead of finding their own way.

This work observes how the political ideologies, social values, and theoretical paradigms of Eastern European scholars and politicians changed throughout the period of transformation following the political revolutions in Eastern Europe.

The authors try to reinterpret the institutions, movements, and ideologies that allegedly contributed to the erosion of the old regimes in Eastern Europe.

Transitions to Capitalism and Democracy in Russia and Central Europe: Achievements, Problems, Prospects. by M. Donald Hancock (Author), John Logue (Author)Cited by: 6. In a sweeping, angry new book, “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism.

” (Norton), the journalist, editor, and Brandeis professor Robert Kuttner champions Polanyi as a neglected prophet. Gavin Rae is a sociologist living and working in Poland. He has written extensively on Polish politics, society and economy and on issues relating to Central and Eastern Europe.

He has had two books published: Poland’s Return to Capitalism. From the Socialist Bloc to the European Union and Privatising Capital. The Commodification of Poland’s Welfare State. He is a founding member of the. Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule, (co-editor Stephen Hanson), Cambridge University Press, Rebellious Civil Society.

Popular Protest and Democratic Consolidation in Poland, (co-author Jan Kubik, Rutgers University) University of. This book contains essays by several of the leading contemporary specialists on the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The volume addresses the extent to which postcommunist societies have successfully institutionalized democratic politics and capitalist market economies over a decade after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Anders Åslund foresaw the collapse of the Soviet Union in his book Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform ().

He depicted the success of Russia's market transformation in How Russia Became a Market Economy (). After Russia's financial crisis ofÅslund insisted that Russia had no choice but to adjust to the world market (Building Capitalism, ), though most observers.

And not only have democracy and capitalism fallen into disarray worldwide, the uncritical idealization of democracy and capitalism after.

Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule (, Paperback). The central section of the paper is devoted to a discussion of the complex contexts and actors influencing the relation between democracy and capitalism, or rather, economic liberalization and Author: Claudia Wiesner.

How Reshaped Europe The economic turmoil following the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe laid the groundwork for today’s perceptions of democracy and capitalism. By. How Capitalism Was Built tells the story of how the former communist countries in East and Central Europe, Russia, and Central Asia became market economies from to It discusses preconditions, political breakthroughs, and alternative reform programs/5.

Books Music Art & design found that while most people in central and eastern Europe generally embraced democracy “They are less approving of the shifts to democracy and capitalism Author: Jon Henley. This book connects the study of democratisation in eastern Europe and Russia to the emergence and crisis of communism.

Wydra argues that the communist past is not simply a legacy but needs to be seen as a social organism in gestation, where critical events produce new expectations, memories and symbols that influence meanings of democracy. How Capitalism Was Built: The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia / Edition 2 available in Paperback.

and the progress of democracy ignores Åslund and this book at their own peril.' Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPrice: $   Exactly 50 years ago, Joseph Schumpeter published Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, his classic study of the relationship between political democracy and alternative economic is a book of magisterial scope and great insight that continues to be widely read and cited by social scientists today.

'This book is a heroic attempt to cover the whole of transition from the former Soviet Union and Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe to the Baltics. Anders slund is able to cover this vast territory in a substantive way by grouping the transition experiences in a clear and logical manner. This major book analyzes recent transitions to democracy and market-oriented economic reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Drawing in a quite distinctive way on models derived from political philosophy, economics, and game theory, Professor Przeworski Cited by:.

Thus, the book argues that the evolving capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe exhibits strong symptoms of institutional ambiguity or a "patchwork" nature which makes it a distinct category from any of the co-existing models of Western European capitalism.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of comparative political.Communist nostalgia, also called Communism nostalgia or socialist nostalgia, is the nostalgia in various post-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia for the prior Communist state.

The best-known examples are Ostalgie (nostalgia for East Germany), PRL nostalgia (nostalgia for communist Poland), Yugo-nostalgia (nostalgia for Yugoslavia) and nostalgia for the Soviet Union.By arguing that social democracy is not a single set of ideas or practices but a way of reconciling market capitalism with social inclusion and equality, they show that it has actually been remarkably successful during the 20th century.

This book examines the fortunes of social democracy in western and east-central Europe and the policy.