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The transformation of the communist economies : against the mainstream

Author: Ha-Joon Chang; Peter Nolan
Publisher: Basingstoke : St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text challenges the view that the best way to transform a communist economy is to have a rapid transition to a free-market economy and political democracy. It does this by evaluating the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ha-Joon Chang; Peter Nolan
ISBN: 0333597095 9780333597095
OCLC Number: 32890950
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Theoretical and historical overviews: Europe versus Asia - contrasting paths to the reform of centrally plannned systems of political economy, Ha-Joon Chang and Peter Nolan; capitalist triumphalism in the Eastern European transition, Peter Wiles; economic theory and transformation of the Soviet-type system - the challenge of the late industrialization perspective, Dic Lo. Part 2 Policy issues: frittering away the gains - real wages and reconstruction in Eastern Europe, Andrew Glyn; the transition in Eastern Europe - the case for industrial policy, Istvan Abel and Michael Landesman; reflections on the privatization issues, Keith Cowling; financial fragility in the transition to market economies, Laurence Harris; equality, efficiency and economic progress - the case for universally applied equitable standards for wages and conditions of work, Frank Wilkinson; social security reform in urban China - the case of Shanghai, Steve Pudney; the role of foreign direct investment in the transformation of Eastern Europe, Hugo Radice. Part 3 Learning from experiences: the lessons in history - new economic policy in China and the USSR, Chris Bramall; Nicaragua - the Sandinista experiment and its aftermath, Gabriel Palma; return to Europe? Is there anything for Eastern Europe to learn from East Asia?, Ha-Joon Chang; political economy and the reform of Stalinism - the Chinese puzzle, Peter Nolan
Responsibility: edited by Ha-Joon Chang and Peter Nolan.

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