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Industrial Policy in Eastern Europe : Governing the Transition - Jozef M. van Brabant

Industrial Policy in Eastern Europe

Governing the Transition

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1993
ISBN: 9780792325383
Number Of Pages: 360

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This volume in essence continues my recent contributions towards building up a better understanding of the wide range of obstacles besetting the transitions away from administrative planning in the former communist regimes in the eastern part of Europe. It is self-contained, however. As such, it specifically addresses issues revolving around how best to govern economies, and indeed societies more generally, that are undergoing fundamental structural transfor­ mation, and whether industrial policy can facilitate progressing with the vexing transformations that will have to be enacted over a protracted period of time. Because of the bewildering variety of hindrances that the managers of the transition have been confronted with, many of which were not even contem­ plated when the programs were first designed, regaining a measure of good governance, including notably good economic governance, is critical in formu­ lating a positive pOlitical economy of transition. Arguably most critical is steering the processes of destruction and creation-not 'creative destruction' in the Schumpeterian sense. In some cases, this requires reallocating decom­ missioned resources, both capital and labor, to new activities. Changing rules on the utilization of existing assets is evidently at the core of what the transi­ tion towards market-based economic systems should be all about Very often, however, this requires establishing new economic activities from domestic and foreign savings.

Introductionp. 1
Core conceptsp. 25
From plan to marketp. 52
Privatization and industrial policyp. 81
On governing societyp. 112
On the role of the statep. 142
Industrial policy and economic developmentp. 171
Governing industrial policy - prior experiencep. 199
The desirability of industrial policy in PETsp. 227
Governance agencies and the transition agendap. 255
Multilateral governance and assistancep. 283
Conclusionsp. 311
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780792325383
ISBN-10: 0792325389
Series: International Studies in Economics & Econometrics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 31st October 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82