Polands Protracted Transition: Institutional Change and Economic Growth, 1970-1994 by Kazimierz Z. PoznanskiPolands Protracted Transition: Institutional Change and Economic Growth, 1970-1994 by Kazimierz Z. Poznanski

Polands Protracted Transition: Institutional Change and Economic Growth, 1970-1994

byKazimierz Z. Poznanski

Paperback | February 13, 1997

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In this book Kazimierz Poznanski offers an integrated study of institutional change in the Polish economy since 1971. He examines the economic peak of the communist phase, the decline of the system, and the post-communist transition since 1989. He provides a complete reevaluation of conventional views of communist economies and the post-communist transition, arguing that the political pressures that affected the communist system have continued to have a disastrous impact on recent "shock therapy" reforms.
Title:Polands Protracted Transition: Institutional Change and Economic Growth, 1970-1994Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:February 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521556392

ISBN - 13:9780521556392

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: research agenda, conceptual model and principal findings; Part I. Imperfect Decentralization, Broken Political Contracts and Foreign-Debt Crisis: 1. Import-led growth policy under 'soft' planning; 2. Impact of technology imports on national economy; 3. The constraining role of political factors; Part II. Economic Reforms, Divided Society and 'Growth Fatigue': 4. Anti-crisis policies and elusive economic recovery; 5. Foreign trade developments: underutilized potential; 6. Political Struggles and economic malaise; Part III. Communist Legacy, 'Shock Therapy' and Economic Recession: 7. Costly transition to 'hard' markets; 8. Political coalitions and property reforms; 9. The paradox of continuity in change; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

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In this book, Kazimierz Z. Poznanski offers an integrated study of institutional change in the Polish economy since 1970. He examines the economic peak of the communist phase, the decline of the system, and the post-communist transition since 1989. Taking his analytical framework from evolutionary economics, he provides a complete reevaluation of conventional views of communist economies and the post-communist transition. The book presents the communist economy as subject to major changes, particularly due to political pressures, and interprets its economic difficulties as related to underlying systemic decay. The economic 'shock therapy' of 1990 is seen as very much a continuation of earlier trends and pressures, which has led to probably an even deeper, though brief, economic collapse. This book will be of interest to economists and political scientists concerned with institutional transitions, as well as to students of East European and post-Soviet studies.

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"This book is indispensable reading for both students of transition in general and regional experts specializing in Poland." Bartlomiej Kaminski, Slavic Review