Economic Reform and Political Change in Eastern Europe

A Comparison of the Czechoslovak and Hungarian Experiences

  • Judy Batt

Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4
  3. Planning, Markets and Political Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-25
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      Pages 26-46
  4. The Politics of Reform in Czechoslovakia and Hungary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
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      Pages 90-132
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      Pages 279-290
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-353

About this book


Economic reform - the introduction of elements of the market into a planned economy - has been the central political problem for socialist states for at least three decades. This book seeks to elucidate the nature of the problem through a reconsideration of the general theoretical issues, and through a comparative analysis of the practice of economic reform in two countries - Czechoslovakia and Hungary.


Eastern Europe economics economy Hungary planned economy planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Judy Batt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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