Making Capitalism without Capitalists: The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe (Hardback)
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Making Capitalism without Capitalists: The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 23/02/1999
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Focuses on the transition from socialism to capitalism in Eastern Europe since the 1980s, where capitalism was made without a capitalist class. This text reflects on the sociological characteristics of the Communist system and offers a theory of post-Communist societies. 1989 is seen as a successful revolution led by the former technocratic fraction of the old Communist ruling estate against the bureaucracy. In order to secure its victory, however, the technocracy had to make substantial concessions to the former dissident intelligentsia. The irony of the post-Communist way to capitalism is that these most unlikely actors see "building capitalism" as their historic task.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859848197
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 639 g
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Identifies the distinctive features of capitalism as constructed by former Communist Party technocrats and dissident intellectuals on the ruins of the socialist system."--"Journal of Higher Education"

"This is a pioneering study by three American sociologists of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic."--"Tribune"

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