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Privatization in Eastern Europe : A Critical Approach : Studies of Communism in Transition - Ivan Major

Privatization in Eastern Europe : A Critical Approach

Studies of Communism in Transition

Hardcover Published: January 1993
ISBN: 9781852788872
Number Of Pages: 176

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The task of turning the state owned assets of the Eastern European countries over to private ownership is one of the most challenging of our time, both intellectually and in practical terms.
Ivan Major's in-depth critique of the plans and programmes of the East European governments addresses the core issues of privatization from the perspective of both potential winners and losers. After discussing the analytical framework, he offers an assessment of the legacy of the command economy and includes individual country studies of Czechoslovakia, the former GDR, Hungary Poland and the former Soviet Union. The following chapters look at the theoretical, political and economic underpinning as well as assessment of the initial results of East European privatizations. Dr Major argues that the whole network of political regulation must be dismantled if an efficient market economy is to emerge.
Privatization in Easter Europe offers a critical analysis of the movement towards privatization in Eastern Europe as well as an authoritative assessment of the existing literature. This book will be welcomed by scholars and policy makers as an important source of analysis, argument and information.

List of Tables
Introduction: Analytical Frameworkp. 1
The Legacy of the Command Economyp. 7
State Ownership, 'Politburo Ownership' or 'Nomenklatura Ownership'?p. 8
Economic Reforms and Ownershipp. 15
Political Regulation in a Command Economy and its Consequences for Privatizationp. 21
What is to be Privatized in Eastern Europe?p. 23
Starting Conditions and Issues in the Economic Transformationp. 41
The Reasons for Privatizationp. 48
Reasons for Privatization in the Western Literaturep. 51
Additional Reasons for Privatization in the Eastp. 54
Plans and Realities of Privatization in Eastern Europep. 59
The Initial Framework of the Governments' Plans for Privatizationp. 60
Plans for Privatizationp. 63
The Initial Results of East European Privatizationsp. 111
Issues in Privatization and Restructuringp. 131
From 'Nomenklatura Ownership' to Private Ownership via State Ownership?p. 132
The Privatization Controversy: Why Privatize?p. 138
The Pace and Methods of Privatizationp. 141
Privatization by Free Distribution: the Case of the Largest Enterprisesp. 143
Concluding Remarksp. 152
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 160
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ISBN: 9781852788872
ISBN-10: 1852788879
Series: Studies of Communism in Transition
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: January 1993
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36

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