Economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe : planting the seeds / Daniel Gros and Alfred Steinherr
- Gros, Daniel, 1955-
- Additional Titles:
- Economic Transition in Central & Eastern Europe
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 362 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Steinherr, Alfred
- pt. I. The rise and decline of communism: an overview -- 1. From pre-war Russia to the fall of communism -- 2. The obsession with growth -- pt. II. Transition: 1990-2000 -- 3. Transition: the job -- 4. Transition: ten years later -- 5. Transition: unfinished business -- pt. III. Extreme case for reform: scope for disagreements -- 6. German unification: an example of big-bang reform -- 7. The disintegration of the Soviet Union -- 8. Russia: after a lost decade, the phoenix rises from the ashes? -- pt. IV. The new Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals -- 9. From transition to integration: joining the EU -- 10. Saving the Balkans -- 11. The outlook.
- Analysing the key problems facing the transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe, this accessible book describes the legacy of the central planners, the progress achieved so far and the need for further reforms. It documents the outstanding successes and failures, and analyses why certain approaches to transition have worked and others have not. It tests where transition is over and shows how some countries have graduated from 'transition' to 'integration' through their efforts to join the European Union (EU). It discusses the costs and benefits of the eastern enlargement of the EU. The specific experiences of German unification, the Soviet Union's disintegration, and Russia's complex reforms are examined, as are the specific issues that need to be addressed in the Balkans. The book concludes by indicating how the expanding EU could help the poor performers through inclusion in a continent-wide integrated economic area.
- 9780511805646 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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