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Democratic and Capitalist Transitions in Eastern Europe

Lessons for the Social Sciences

Editors: Dobry, M. (Ed.)

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here ofexchange, and borrowing in debates between these disciplines, all the more so, as we shall see a little further on, as the analysis of the Central and East European transformations has also contributed to introduce into political science and sociology theoretical systematizations first formulated in economics. In addition to this opening up to the objects and theories of economics, the pseudo-"dilemma" ofsimultaneity produced, by a kind of feedback, another series of effects on transitology and the related research domains. Contrary to most expectations and predictions in the wake ofthe 1989 upheavals - affirmations that the "dilemmas", "problems" or "challenges" of the transitions in Central and Eastern Europe ought to have been dealt with and resolved one after the other in sequence, in the manner of the more or less idealized trajectories of Great Britain or Spain (trajectories significantly enough promoted, far beyond the circles of scholars, as a "model" of transition), and above all, contrary to the assumption that superposing a radical economic transformation upon a transition to democracy would make the whole edifice thoroughly unworkable, unstable or dangerous - it must be stated clearly out that the two processes, in their "simultaneity", are not necessarily incompatible. This is one of the main findings stressed upon in several chapters of this book.

About the authors

Michel Dobry is Professor of Political Science at the University of Paris X, Nanterre, and Director of the Laboratoire d'Analyse des Systèmes Politiques (CNRS). His works have greatly contributed to the ongoing renewal of the analysis of processes of political crises and, more generally, critical political conjunctures.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: When Transitology Meets Simultaneous Transitions

    Dobry, Michel

    Pages 1-15

  • Rival Views of Postcommunist Market Society

    Greskovits, Bela

    Pages 19-47

  • Paths, Choices, Outcomes, and Uncertainty

    Dobry, Michel

    Pages 49-70

  • The Place of Place in Transitions to Democracy

    Bunce, Valerie

    Pages 71-90

  • Anticipated Institutions: The Power Of Path-Finding Expectations

    Federowicz, Michal

    Pages 91-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratic and Capitalist Transitions in Eastern Europe
Book Subtitle
Lessons for the Social Sciences
Editors
  • M. Dobry
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4162-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4162-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6331-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5813-1
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 277
Topics