Transformations in Hungary

Essays in Economy and Society

  • Peter Meusburger
  • Heike Jöns

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

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About this book


During the first decade after the turn towards democracy and market economy, Hungary's society experienced profound changes that affected its regions, towns, villages and individual places in different ways. This is documented by thirteen essays that analyse related political, legal, institutional, and socio-economic structures and processes in time and space in order to contribute to a further understanding of Hungary's ongoing transformation processes and its current situation as one of the leading candidates for EU membership.
The topics include constitutive elements of a modern market economy such as banking, foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship, knowledge resources, the labour market, and the housing market. Further essays explore education and income structures, the poverty situation, post-communist voting behaviour, regional and urban development as well as Hungary's cross-border co-operations. With regard to European integration processes, the role of Budapest within the European city system and Hungary's economic situation within Europe are discussed. Drawing together comprehensive empirical data and a great variety of viewpoints, this collection of essays offers innovative examples of the application of different theoretical approaches to studies of economy and society in general, and transformation studies in particular.


Central Europe EU European Union (EU) Hungary Osteuropa Stadtentwicklung Transformation Process Transformationsprozess Ungarn education geography mobility urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meusburger
    • 1
  • Heike Jöns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1412-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57584-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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