The Aftermath of ‘Real Existing Socialism’ in Eastern Europe

Volume 2: People and Technology in the Process of Transition

  • Anne Lorentzen
  • Marianne Rostgaard

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anne Lorentzen, Marianne Rostgaard
      Pages 3-9
  3. Social and Institutional Change

  4. Technological Capacities in Transition

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-309

About this book


This selection of studies discusses potentials and barriers to social and industrial change in Central and Eastern Europe. It is argued that levers of change in today's international setting primarily must be found within the countries themselves. The main themes addressed in the book are firstly the formation of new social classes and institutions regulating social and economic life. Secondly the reshaping of intra-firm as well as inter-firm relations and thirdly links between firms and public authorities including R&D institutions.


communism desegregation Institution labor market Polis socialism systemic transformation transformation transition work

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Lorentzen
    • 1
  • Marianne Rostgaard
    • 2
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Development and PlanningAalborg UniversityDenmark

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