Remaking Eastern Europe — On the Political Economy of Transition

  • Authors
  • Josef M. van Brabant

Part of the International Studies in Economics and Econometrics book series (ISEE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 1-14
  3. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 15-31
  4. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 32-45
  5. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 46-64
  6. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 65-83
  7. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 84-102
  8. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 103-119
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    Pages 120-138
  10. Josef M. van Brabant
    Pages 139-158
  11. Josef M. van Brabant
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  12. Josef M. van Brabant
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  13. Josef M. van Brabant
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 201-223

About this book

Introduction

This compact volume is meant as a modest contribution to the ongoing debate on how to transform in particular the radically reforming Eastern European economies into more productive sociopolitical organizations. Although my main focus here is on the economics of reform and east-west assistance, I have tried to embed the multiple technical aspects of restructuring such a resource alloca­ tion into the context of remaking Eastern Europe. That the volume coincides with the seminal transformations of the communist countries of Eastern Europe is, of course, not fortuitous. But I shall have much less to say about the politi­ cal transitions from communism to parliamentary democracy, except the ways in which the latter may bolster or hinder the hoped-for economic mutations. In taking stock of where I stand on the issue of "radical reform" of planned economics in general and the CMEA in particular, both still moving targets, I have benefited greatly from participation in formal and informal conferences on economic reform. The product has also profited from many informal discus­ sions and exchanges of views among friends and colleagues, including those entrusted with and purely interested in efforts on the overall topic of the study launched from within the broad context of the United Nations, my at times reluctant employer.

Keywords

Eastern Europe Economic Development Economics of Transition Global economy Institution Integration Policy development economic policy economy european integration foreign trade institutions political economy transition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0689-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6795-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0689-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5170
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