Political Liberalization

János Kornai

in The Socialist System

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198287766
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596551 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Political Liberalization

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This chapter discusses political liberalization as one of the real reforming tendencies of classical socialism. Aspects addressed are the monopoly of power, the easing of repression, constant and variable elements in the official ideology, the seeds of pluralism, opening towards the capitalist world, and change in the scale of publicity and candour. The limits to political reform are discussed.

Keywords: candour; classical socialism; ideology; monopoly of power; pluralism; political liberalization; political reform; publicity; reform; repression; socialist systems

Chapter.  10857 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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