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Present at the Transition

Present at the Transition
An Inside Look at the Role of History, Politics, and Personalities in Post-Communist Countries

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  • Publication planned for: February 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108428941

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  • Nearly thirty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, debates over paths to market liberalization have produced numerous studies across the social sciences. This groundbreaking work from Oleh Havrylyshyn offers a new perspective. Havrylyshyn, a former official in the post-independence Ukrainian government, provides a unique, primary source account of the people and problems at the heart of economic transitions. Grounded in three decades of data, along with experiential research gleaned from nearly thirty countries, this book contains the most up-to-date assessment of economic transitions in post-communists regions. It critically examines questions of gradual versus radical reforms, the relationship between democracy and market liberalization, and how history, individual personalities, and foreign influence determined political choices. Thorough research and accessible style make this work a valuable resource for students and specialists of economics, political science, and history as well as readers generally interested in international studies, government, and business.

    • Offers the most up-to-date assessment, synthesizing 30 years of data
    • Provides definitive assessments of current debates in the literature
    • Integrated approach connects questions of political economy to the actual outcomes
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    • Publication planned for: February 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108428941
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Diverse Paths Taken in Transition:
    1. Review of Key Debates at the Beginning
    2. Reforms and Results of Transition: First Some Facts
    Part II. Choice of Strategy: Was it History? Politics? Or People?:
    3. Historical Legacies: Hysteresis vs. Critical Juncture
    4. Reform Commitment of Political leaders and Populations
    5. The Role of Technocrats
    6. External Incentives and Pressures
    Part III. Domestic Vested Interests and Reforms:
    7. The Old Guard: Politicians, Technocrats, and Red Directors
    8. Formation of the Oligarchs
    9. Corruption: Pervasive, Persistent and Pernicious
    Part IV. Outcomes and Prospects:
    11. The Transition Tapestry: Wefts of History, Warps-At Choice
    12. Quo Vadis Post-Communa ? An Epilogue.

  • Author

    Oleh Havrylyshyn, Carleton University, Ottawa
    Oleh Havrylyshyn is a research professor at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. His recent books include The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine (2017) and Institutions Always Mattered: Economic Prosperity of Mediaeval Ragusa-Dubrovnik (2015).

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