Economics and Politics of Transition

  • Christopher T. Saunders

Part of the East-West European Economic Interaction book series (EEIIWP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Editor’s Introduction

    1. Christopher Saunders
      Pages 1-22
  3. Concepts, Theories and Aims

    1. Ruben Yevstigneev
      Pages 47-61
    2. Kazimierz Laski
      Pages 63-72
    3. Helmut Leipold
      Pages 73-96
  4. Transformation Policies in Eastern Europe

  5. Agriculture in the Transition Process

    1. Carlo Boffito
      Pages 157-165
    2. Ivan Benet
      Pages 167-173
    3. Karl-Eugen Wädekin
      Pages 175-183
  6. Country Studies of Transitions — West

  7. Country Studies of Transitions — East

  8. Concluding Reflections

    1. Hans-Jürgen Wagener
      Pages 389-397
    2. Aleksandar M. Vacić
      Pages 399-408
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 409-421

About this book


Highlighting recent revolutionary changes, this volume deals with the ongoing transformation from central planning towards more efficient economic structures in Eastern and Central Europe and the former USSR. Political democracy and the creation of market economies have now become realistic aims but the process of reform is only just beginning and is likely to take many years. The papers and discussions deal with systematic changes, deregulation, abolition of price controls and macroeconomic fiscal and monetary policies needed to stabilise the economics and to implement appropriate structural changes.


agriculture Eastern Europe economic system economics economy Germany joint venture macroeconomics planning privatisation restructuring science and technology structural change transformation transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher T. Saunders
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Policy Research UnitUniversity of SussexUK

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