© 1994

Government and Markets

Establishing a Democratic Constitutional Order and a Market Economy in Former Socialist Countries

  • Hendrikus J. Blommestein
  • Bernard Steunenberg

Part of the International Studies in Economics and Econometrics book series (ISEE, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bernard Steunenberg, Hendrikus J. Blommestein
    Pages 1-14
  3. James M. Buchanan
    Pages 39-47
  4. Huib M. de Jong, Dick W. P. Ruiter
    Pages 49-69
  5. Rolf Alter
    Pages 115-128
  6. Paul G. Hare, Anna Canning, Timothy Ash
    Pages 129-157
  7. Holger Schmieding
    Pages 159-173
  8. James Langenfeld, Dennis A. Yao
    Pages 195-218
  9. Cees van Beers, Jules Theeuwes
    Pages 269-290
  10. Peter B. Boorsma, Ron J. H. A. Crijns
    Pages 291-310
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-321

About this book


Government and Markets is the first book to tackle systematically and in a multidisciplinary fashion the role of democratic governments during and after the transition from plan to market. The role of governments during the transformation is important for eliminating the obstacles and putting into place the conditions for the emergence of a viable market economy. Moreover, governments need to play a key role in establishing a political-legal order that promotes political liberties and economic freedom. In contrast to other literature on the transformation process in formerly planned systems, this volume focuses also on the creation of autonomous and accountable governments as part of the liberal economic order. Finally, the volume analyzes the role of the legal state in creating a competitive market economy.
Government and Markets addresses itself to scholars, politicians policy makers interested in the establishment of a democratic, competitive order in formerly planned political economic systems.


Institution Policy Privatization competition competition policy economy transformation transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Hendrikus J. Blommestein
    • 1
  • Bernard Steunenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Netherlands Centre for Security and Co-operation in EuropeUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Public Administration and Public PolicyUniversity of TwenteThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Government and Markets
  • Book Subtitle Establishing a Democratic Constitutional Order and a Market Economy in Former Socialist Countries
  • Editors H.J. Blommestein
    B. Steunenberg
  • Series Title International Studies in Economics and Econometrics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3059-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4455-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8366-4
  • Series ISSN 0924-5170
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Science
    Political Economy/Economic Systems
    Public Economics
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