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Eastern European Capitalism in the Making

Eastern European Capitalism in the Making

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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521813143

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  • This book examines the relationships between governments, labor and business in central and eastern Europe as capitalism develops. The triple forum for social dialogue, termed "tripartism," is a new post-communist species of state-society interaction and a brand of capitalism distinct from American neo-liberalism, western European neo-corporatism and Japanese statism. Through political negotiations, civic participation, and multi-level bargaining, tripartism institutionalizes--and thereby contains and channels--conflict among post-communist social actors in the industrial arena. Variations in the establishment and functioning of tripartite institutions across central and eastern European countries, industries and regions reflect differing corporatist legacies and differing paths taken to effect extrication from state socialism. Integration into the international ecomomy and polity, especially European integration, has somewhat diminished differences and, in the long run, is helping preserve and maintain social dialogue structures in the central and eastern European region.

    • Well-written and clear
    • A new approach in the analysis of the transition from state socialism to capitalism
    • Incorporates new and significant research from the field
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    "[Iankova] makes a number of important contributions to our understanding of industrial relations in post-Communist societies." American Journal of Sociology

    "Innovative..." Foreign Affairs

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    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521813143
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Hybrid capitalism in the making
    2. The corporatist legacy of state socialism
    3. Bulgaria's national tripartism
    4. National social dialogue in Poland
    5. The politics of sectoral tripartism
    6. The politics of regional tripartism
    7. Conclusions: transiency and continuity.

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    Elena A. Iankova, Cornell University, New York

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