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Title:
Perestroika in Eastern Europe : Hungary's economic transformation, 1945-1988
Author:
Rbevbesz, G. (Gbabor)
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Publication Information:
Boulder : Westview Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
xv, 182 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780813377520
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Book

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An analytical history of the reform process in Hungary, tracing government efforts to transform a planned economy into a system of market socialism. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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Those looking for one book to best explain the practical problems of transforming a planned economy into a market-oriented economy could do no better than this volume. The author (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), one of Hungary's most distinguished economists, has been intimately involved in the reform process since its beginning. He brings a unique knowledge and understanding to bear on his subject and presents it with historical and cultural perspective. As the leader (and, to a great extent, the role model) of innovative socialist reforms, Hungary occupies a position of much greater importance than its size indicates. Not only its successes, but also its failures are of strategic significance to other socialist countries. All are presented with great clarity and objectivity herein. Compare with Economic Adjustment and Reform in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, ed. by Josef Brada, et al. (CH, Sep'89) and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, ed. by Hubert Gabrish (CH, May'89). An indispensable addition to upper-division and graduate libraries. -B. B. Brown Jr., Southern Oregon State College