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The Aftermath of ‘Real Existing Socialism’ in Eastern Europe

Volume 1: Between Western Europe and East Asia

  • Jacques Hersh
  • Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. After the Meltdown of Soviet-Type Socialism: Presenting the Issues

    1. Jacques Hersh, Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
      Pages 1-16
  3. Reassessing Order: Changing Capitalist Institutions and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Jacques Hersh, Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
      Pages 19-21
    3. André Gunder Frank
      Pages 39-61
  4. Liberalization and the Uneven Distribution of Gains in Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jacques Hersh, Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
      Pages 85-90
    3. Olga Kryshtanovskaya
      Pages 91-121
  5. From Post-Communism to Command Capitalism?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jacques Hersh, Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
      Pages 161-164
  6. East Asian Experiences with Market Socialism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Jacques Hersh, Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
      Pages 219-223

About this book


The themes in this book concern former Soviet-type societies: 1) Is the capitalist world system willing and able to absorb these newcomers or are they condemned to 'Third-worldization'? 2) Is the neoliberal advice of simultaneous political democratization and economic liberalization a viable path? 3) Is the East Asian model of authoritarianism and governed markets a better option? 4) Can the revolution of rising expectations be harnessed into a new structure of accumulation based on class polarisations? 5) Are there lessons in Chinese market-socialism? In this topical and timely collection, these questions are answered by an interdisciplinary and international team of specialists


Europe growth Polis transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Hersh
    • 1
  • Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Development and PlanningAalborg UniversityDenmark

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