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Attitudes Towards the West, Democracy, and the Market

Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Addresses issues concerning attitudes towards the West, democracy, and the market. The first one is the extent of Western involvement and influence in the transformation as against internal and ... More


Conclusions: On the Relevance of Institutions and the Centrality of Constitutions in Post‐Communist Transitions

Wojciech Sadurski

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The concluding chapter concentrates on the importance of institutions in the democratic consolidation of post‐communist Eastern Europe. The chapter is divided into four parts that address issues ... More


The Welfare State in Post‐Communist Countries

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Post‐communist transition has two central elements: a move from central planning to market forces and a move from totalitarian to more democratic government. Because of the resulting economic, ... More


Drivers of Poland’s Successful Transition

Marcin Piatkowski

in Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198789345
eISBN:
9780191831195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789345.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Economic History

In this chapter I explain the proximate drivers of Poland’s economic success since 1989. I divide the transition into the initial period of ‘shock therapy’ during 1989 1991 and then the second period ... More


Local Rules: How Central Asian Regimes Survive

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 traces the origins of the Central Asian states’ patrimonial political systems and the “local rules” that structure their interactions with outside powers. It explores the Soviet origins of ... More


Property Restitution, Property Law, and the Post-Communist Transition in Germany’s New Bundesländer

Mark Blacksell

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In Eastern and Central Europe's post-Communist transition, property restitution played no small part in expanding the privatizing and re-privatizing of the economies of the countries involved in the ... More


Conclusion: Evaluating Post-Communist Transitional Justice

Cynthia M. Horne

in Building Trust and Democracy: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793328
eISBN:
9780191835186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793328.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Unlike the blanket criticisms or accolades transitional justice measures receive in the literature, we are confronted with the reality of divergent and contingent relationships between transitional ... More


Poland’s Transition Success Story

Marcin Piatkowski

in Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198789345
eISBN:
9780191831195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789345.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Economic History

In this chapter I assess the optimal way to measure countries’ economic performance and assert that changes in median income are a better measure than GDP. I also argue in favour of increased focus ... More


Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Rachel A. Epstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

States and banks have traditionally maintained close ties. At various points in time, states have used banks to manage their economies and soak up government debt, while banks enjoyed regulatory ... More


Before the Breakdown: 1989–2015

Wojciech Sadurski

in Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840503
eISBN:
9780191876219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840503.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the recent changes in Polish constitutionalism should be seen against the background of post-communist transformations, after the fall of communism in 1989. It notes that ... More


High and Low Levels of Foreign Bank Ownership: Sources and Consequences

Rachel A. Epstein

in Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Global data on foreign bank ownership shows that the advanced industrial and major emerging economies have low levels of foreign bank ownership—a clear rebuke to marketized bank–state ties. Among ... More


Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Marcin Piatkowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198789345
eISBN:
9780191831195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789345.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Economic History

The book is about one of the biggest economic success stories that one has hardly ever heard about. It is about a perennially backward, poor, and peripheral country, which over the last twenty-five ... More


Introduction

Marcin Piatkowski

in Europe's Growth Champion: Insights from the Economic Rise of Poland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198789345
eISBN:
9780191831195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789345.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Economic History

The introduction serves as an executive summary of the book. It lays out the book’s main objectives, arguments, and the storyline. It describes the structure of the book. It explains what is original ... More


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