Hungarys Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political Succession by Rudolf L. TökésHungarys Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political Succession by Rudolf L. Tökés

Hungarys Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political Succession

byRudolf L. Tökés

Paperback | September 28, 1996

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In this book Rudolf Tökés offers a comprehensive study of the politics and personalities of the rise and fall of Hungary's communist regime. The study provides a fully documented reconstruction of the several phases of the ancien régime's road from economic reform to political collapse, based on interviews with former top party leaders and transcripts of the Party Central Committee. Tökés gives an in-depth account of Hungary's peaceful transformation from one-party state to parliamentary democracy, and a comprehensive assessment of Hungary's post-Communist politics, economy and society.
Title:Hungarys Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reform, Social Change and Political SuccessionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:September 28, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521578507

ISBN - 13:9780521578509

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Systemic Change: Adaption and Transformation: 1. From vanguard to rearguard: the rise and decline of a ruling party, 1957-80; 2. Economic reforms: from plan to market; 3. Social change: from latent pluralism to civil society; Part II. Elite Politics: the Insurgents and the Incumbents: 4. Opposition ideas, personalities and strategies; 5. Party elites in transition: the successor generation; Part III. From Postcommunism to Democracy: 6. Political succession in the HSWP: issues, personalities and strategies, 1984-9; 7. Negotiated revolution: from the opposition roundtable to the national roundtable; 8. The road to power: political mobilization, party formation, and free elections in Hungary, 1989-90; 9. Democracy in Hungary: toward a new model?

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"What readers will find attractive about Hungary's Negotiated Revolution is its encyclopedic quality. There is no dearth of evidence here; the effort on the book is extremely well researched and represents a tremendous archival effort on the author's part. Tökés has provided us with a definitive account of the period. More important, this book is a first-rate attempt by one of the members of the 1956 exodus to come to terms with the painful and traumatic experience of October 1956 and to recover his own place in the history of the last 30 years. It is in this sense that this work is, ultimately, a truly laudable effort." Camille M. Busette, American Journal of Sociology