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Divergent Paths in Post-Communist Transformation

Capitalism for All or Capitalism for the Few?

  • Authors

Part of the Studies in Economic Transition book series (SET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Oleh Havrylyshyn
      Pages 1-11
  3. Background: Transition Debates and Statistical Facts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Oleh Havrylyshyn
      Pages 15-46
    3. Oleh Havrylyshyn
      Pages 47-77
  4. An Ex Post Transition Paradigm: Uncharted Waters, Pirate Raids and Safe Havens

  5. A Summing Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Oleh Havrylyshyn
      Pages 233-254
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-314

About this book


The most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the successes and failures of 27 countries post-communism transformation. Looking at life after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, the book examines and contrasts why some countries have virtually completed their transformation to a liberal polity and economy, while others lag behind.


capitalism communism international organizations transformation

About the authors

OLEH HAVRYLYSHYN is Deputy Director of HRD at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. USA.

Bibliographic information


'Oleh Havrylyshyn has produced an outstanding and clear-sighted analytical overview of no less than 27 post-communist countries, essentially covering the former Soviet Bloc in Eurasia and Southeastern Europe... The book is an important contribution and one of the few that attempt to synthesize the voluminous academic literature on most countries and aspects of the transition... [Havrylyshyn] is refreshingly adept at debunking conventional wisdom, making straightforward observations not subdued by political correctness... Havrylyshyn's opus is one of the best books available on post-communist transition' - Anders Åslund, Eurasian Geography and Economics.