Markets, States, and Democracy: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformation


"Much of the literature on the "sequencing" of economic and political liberalization suggests that new democracies cannot successfully implement market-oriented reforms. Yet, post-Communist transformations have shown that under certain conditions, economic liberalizers are able to gain the upper hand in the political process. In this interdisciplinary volume, eminent scholars offer a cohesive framework for analyzing the forces that bolster or undermine liberalization and pursue four potential scenarios for the future of liberalization in these emerging states." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Beverly Crawford
  • Daniel Chirot
  • Stephen Holmes
  • John A. Hall
  • Paolo Guerrieri
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1995


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