East-Central Europe: Transition to Market Economy and Democracy
The author addresses the relation between theoretical thinking and the events in East-Central Europe during the five years after the events in 1989 and 1990 as a kind of a political revolution, but one without a previous historical model and without a revolutionary theory or a theory of any other kind. Emergent forms depend on the influence of various internal and international social and political forces and circumstances, which bring about very different societies, primarily in terms of the everyday lives of the people. The direction taken over the past five years of transition in East-Central Europe depends not only on the new “political class” and international factors, but also on the mood of the populations themselves.
Europe, eastern — economy, economy, market, democracy, capitalism, economic policy, political theory, civil society, political economy, marxian economics, Offe, Claus
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (1996): 101-119