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The Global Political Economy and Post-1989 Change : The Place of the Central European Transition : The Place of the Central European Transition - Elizabeth de Boer-Ashworth

The Global Political Economy and Post-1989 Change : The Place of the Central European Transition

The Place of the Central European Transition

Hardcover Published: October 2000
ISBN: 9780333651254
Number Of Pages: 203

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This text examines the effect of post-Soviet transitions on current problem-solving trends with regards to world capitalism. Using Central Europe as an example it is shown that the application of the Western liberal capitalist model has not been without its difficulties.

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Scope and aim of researchp. 3
The power of Western normsp. 5
Structural change and the global political economy: the role of the financial sectorp. 22
The place of the Soviet Unionp. 31
Western Developmental Approachesp. 34
Western developmental approaches towards Central Europe: pre-1989p. 35
Western developmental approaches towards Central Europe: post-1989p. 44
Central Europe: Introduction to the Case-Studiesp. 55
Polandp. 64
Brief history of Polandp. 64
Events leading up to 1989p. 72
Collapse of communismp. 77
The new regime: privatization, investment and government policyp. 80
The results thus farp. 89
Summary commentsp. 101
Czech Republicp. 102
Brief history of the Czechsp. 102
Events leading up to 1989p. 110
Collapse of communismp. 112
The new regime: privatization, investment and government policyp. 115
The results thus farp. 122
Summary commentsp. 126
Hungaryp. 128
Brief history of Hungaryp. 128
Events leading up to 1989p. 131
Collapse of communismp. 135
The new regime: privatization, investment and government policyp. 137
The results thus farp. 144
Summary commentsp. 154
The EU Effect and the Question of Eastern Enlargementp. 156
The evolution of the process of integrationp. 157
The transition and the effect of possible integration with the EU: the sectoral example of agriculturep. 162
Why Central European enlargement?p. 172
Summary and Conclusionsp. 176
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 200
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ISBN: 9780333651254
ISBN-10: 0333651251
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: October 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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