Lanham : University Press of America ; Philadelphia : Foreign Policy Research Institute, c1992.
Book — xiv, 87 p. ; 23 cm.
Since 1989 the states of East-Central Europe have worked at two staggering tasks - extirpating the political-economic institutions of Leninism and establishing the political-economic institutions of liberal capitalism. This book examines those tasks and suggests how the West can best assist the people who are carrying them out. The lead essay explains the underlying political forces that led up to 1989, demonstrates how far the region has come in establishing democratic regimes, analyses the looming political obstacles to the creation of a free society, and offers suggestions for overcoming these obstacles. The remaining essays look at the challenge of transforming socialist economics into market systems, focusing especially on the former republics of the USSR, and paying particular attention to the importance of encouraging new legal frameworks, new firms, and new entrepreneurs. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780819187307 20160528
Preface-- Part I. The Dilemma of Economic Isolation:
1. The myth of Trotskyism--
2. Isolation and the mobilization of labour--
3. Integrationism and the New Economic Policy-- Part II. The Politics of Economic Isolation:
4. The search for a new faith--
5. Socialism in One Country--
6. Trotsky's alternative--
7. Trotsky's attack on socialism in a 'separate'--
8. Integrationism in defeat and exile-- Bibliography-- Notes-- Index.
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A highly original and controversial examination of events in Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1927 in which Professor Day challenges both the standard Trotskyite and Stalinist interpretations of the period. At the same time he rejects the traditional emphasis on Trotsky's concept of Permanent Revolution and argues that a Marxist theorist is essential. Professor Day concentrates upon the economic implications of revolutionary Russia's isolation from Europe. How to build socialism - in a backward, war-ravaged society, without aid from the West: this problem lay behind many of the most important political conflicts of Soviet Russia's formative years. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780521200899 20160528