Publisher description for The transformation of state socialism : system change, capitalism or something else? / edited by David Lane.

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The collection considers several aspects of the transformation of the former state socialist countries: social and economic outcomes; forces in the transformation process; problems of consolidation of the new regimes; and alternative scenarios. Comparisons are made between the successful central European countries now members of the European Union with those of the former Soviet Union. The impact of the collapse of the USSR and the course of transformation is considered on China, Cuba, and North Korean. The book also contemplates the alternative types of society that might replace state socialism, particularly state capitalism and market socialism.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 1989-
Former Soviet republics -- Economic conditions.
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.