Postsocialist Trajectories in Comparative Perspective

Nina Bandelj and Dorothy J. Solinger

in Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895977
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980116 | DOI:
Postsocialist Trajectories in Comparative Perspective

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This book was born when an ensemble of leading scholars prepared papers for a late 2009 conference on the broad theme of postsocialist developmental trajectories out of socialism, each in accord with his or her own disciplinary calling and regional specialization. Each appraised one of the following themes in one or more of the countries in question: how politics has been reinstitutionalized, how state-societal relations have been recast, how economic systems have performed at the macro level, how economic behavior has been reoriented at the micro level, and how social institutions have changed. This introductory chapter first reviews literature on political, economic, and social transformations. It then provides an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords: postsocialist development; socialism; politics; state-societal relations; economic systems; social institutions

Chapter.  8895 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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