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Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule

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Grzegorz Ekiert, Stephen E. Hanson, Herbert Kitschelt, Jeffrey S. Kopstein, David A. Reilly, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Allison Stanger, Tomasz Inglot, Phineas Baxandall, Juliet Johnson, Jan Kubik, Paul Pierson
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521529853

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  • Including essays by several leading contemporary specialists, this 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. As the first volume to apply a systematic "comparative historical" approach to the subject matter, it reveals the precise social, cultural, and geographical constraints and opportunities facing postcommunist reformers.

    • Original works by leading contemporary specialists in East European politics, as well as well-known comparative-historical theorists
    • Covers political/economic change in both East-Central Europe and Russia; others only on either Eastern Europe or former Soviet Union
    • Utilizes a consistent theoretical approach
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    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521529853
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.532kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 2 maps 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    About the contributors
    Introduction Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen E. Hanson
    Part I. Postcommunist Transformations and the Role of Historical Legacies:
    1. Time, space and institutional change in central and eastern Europe Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen E. Hanson
    2. Accounting for postcommunist regime diversity: what counts as a good cause? Herbert Kitschelt
    Part II. Postcommunist Europe: Continuity and Change in Regional Patterns:
    3. Patterns of postcommunist transformation in central and eastern Europe Grzegorz Ekiert
    4. Postcommunist spaces: a political geography approach to explaining postcommunist outcomes Jeffrey S. Kopstein and David A. Reilly
    Part III. Institutional Redesign and Historical Legacies: Case Studies:
    5. Redeeming the past: communist successor parties after 1989 Anna Grzymala-Busse
    6. Leninist legacies and legacies of state socialism in postcommunist central Europe's constitutional development Allison Stanger
    7. Historical legacies, institutions and the politics of social policy in Hungary and Poland, 1989–99 Tomasz Inglot
    8. Postcommunist unemployment politics: historical legacies and the curious acceptance of job loss Phineas Baxandall
    9. 'Past' dependence or path contingency? Institutional design in postcommunist financial systems Juliet Johnson
    10. Cultural legacies of state socialism: history making and cultural-political entrepreneurship in postcommunist Poland and Russia Jan Kubik
    Epilogue: from area studies to contextualized comparisons Paul Pierson

  • Editors

    Grzegorz Ekiert, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Stephen E. Hanson, University of Washington


    Grzegorz Ekiert, Stephen E. Hanson, Herbert Kitschelt, Jeffrey S. Kopstein, David A. Reilly, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Allison Stanger, Tomasz Inglot, Phineas Baxandall, Juliet Johnson, Jan Kubik, Paul Pierson

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