xvi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9789639776166 cloth alkaline paper 9639776165 cloth alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface The coherence of the classical system Introduction The main line of causality The affinity among elements of the system The prototype and the national variations The Soviet effect Verification The viability of the classical system The inner contradictions of reform socialism Introduction Transformation without a strategy The evolution of a private sector The persistence of bureaucracy Alternative forms of social organization The weakness of "third forms" Normative implications Market socialism? Socialist market economy? Introduction Interpretation of the term "market" Interpretation 1: Marx's concept Interpretation 2: The Walrasian concept Interpretation 3: The Leninist concept Interpretation 4: The social democratic concept Interpretation 5: What are the current Chinese and Vietnamese interpretations of "socialism"? The speed of transformation Introduction Ownership reform and development of the private sector Macroeconomic stability Conclusion The great transformation of Central Eastern Europe: success and disappointment Introduction In the context of world history From the perspective of everyday life The tasks of the economists' profession What does "change of system" mean? Introduction Positive versus normative approach A positive approach to the change of system A positive approach to changing the political structure The reception of capitalism and democracy: a normative approach "Replacing the elite" and "dispensing justice": a normative approach Concluding remarks Appendix: The transformation of China What can countries embarking on post-socialist transformation learn from the experiences so far? Introduction Starting points Some lessons Concluding remarks Appendix The system paradigm Introduction A system paradigm, not a transformational paradigm A brief intellectual history The main attributes of the system paradigm Post-socialist transformation: the great challenge Some other puzzles Failures of prediction Appendix: On segregation of the social science Previous publications of the studies in this volume References Name index Subject index.