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Varieties of transition : the East European and East German experience

Author: Claus Offe
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In recent years the countries of eastern Europe have been undergoing a process of rapid social and political transformation. This process has brought with it common problems experienced on different  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Offe
ISBN: 0745616097 9780745616094 0745616089 9780745616087
OCLC Number: 924765824
Description: 249 s
Contents: Preface. 1. The Structure of Industrial Societies: The Joint Characteristics and Shortcomings of State Socialist Societies and Democratic Capitalism. 2. Prosperity, Nation, Republic: Modes of Societal Integration and the Unique German Journey from Socialism to Capitalism. 3. Capitalism by Democratic Design? Democratic Theory Facing the Triple Transition in East Central Europe. 4. Ethnic Politics in East European Transitions. 5. Disqualification, Retribution, Restitution: Dilemmas of Justice in Post--Communist Transitions. 6. The Morality of Restitution: Reflections on Some Normative Questions Raised by the Transition to a Private Economy (with Frank Bonker). 7. A a Special Patha of Transformation? The German a Accession Territorya Compared with its East European Neighbours. 8. Economic a Hardwarea and Institutional a Softwarea in the two German Transitions to Democracy: Comparing Post--1945 West Germany with Post--1989 East Germany. 9. The Left after the Westa s Victory. Notes. References. Index.
Responsibility: Claus Offe.


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"The uniquely twentieth--century task of politically crafting the transformation of totalitarian regimes is analysed by Claus Offe with unprecedented intelligence and political wisdom." Professor Read more...

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