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Author Frydman, Roman, 1948-

Title Capitalism with a comrade's face : studies in the postcommunist transition / Roman Frydman, Kenneth Murphy, Andrzej Rapaczynski
Published Budapest : Central European University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 389 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Privatization: The Permanent Revolution -- 2. Capitalism with a Comrade's Face -- 3. Privatization and Two of Its Enemies: Slovakia and Croatia -- 4. Solidarity No More: Reinventing Trade Unions -- 5. Capital Punishment: Inflation, Banks, and the Transition -- 6. Financing the Future: The Development of Capital Markets -- 7. Social Insecurity: Pension Systems under Fire -- 8. The Trade Winds Shift -- 9. The Power Brokers: The Politics and Economics of Energy -- 10. Struggling to Escape: Infrastructure in the Transition -- 11. The Taxman Cometh: Taxation and the Postcommunist Transition
Summary "Each of the essays in this collection dissects the upheaval in a particular institution in transition, such as central banking, the trade union movement, capital markets, or corporate governance. In a lively and accessible style, the authors bring out the links between what was and what will be in the social fabric of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. They expose the fragility of political and economic institutions that can easily threaten the region's rebirth, but they also believe that many post-Communist countries are successfully seizing the opportunity to become reunited with the West and the global economy." --Book Jacket
Notes Includes index
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Subject Capitalism -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Economic aspects -- Europe.
Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 1989-
Europe, Eastern -- Economic policy -- 1989-
Former Soviet republics -- Economic conditions.
Former Soviet republics -- Economic integration.
Form Electronic book
Author Murphy, Kenneth.
Rapaczynski, Andrzej, 1947-
ISBN 0585058520 (electronic bk.)
9780585058528 (electronic bk.)