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)
Origins of Argentinian industrial development-- paradoxes of Argentinian industrial development-- explosion of the legitimacy crisis-- legacy of the process-- political challenges to the radical government-- democracy on the brink of the abyss.
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Offering a dialectical interpretation of contemporary Argentinian history, this book examines important economic and political developments after 1930, from the standpoint of class interests in conflict. The author argues that early governmental policies of industrialization generated a power struggle between the agrarian and industrial middle classes, as well as between the bourgeoisie and the working class, which led to increased political and economic instability, an erosion of institutional legitimacy and, finally, State terrorism. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the US and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1990.
Book — xxx, 157 p. ; 23 cm.
Introduction - the "Borchardt debate" on the failure of economic policy at the end of the Weimar Republic, J. von Kruedener-- was there a crisis before the crisis? the state of the German economy in the 1920s, D. Petzina-- German trade union policy 1929-1933 in the light of the British experience, S. Pollard-- industrial crisis strategy in the Great Depression, B. Weisbrod-- was the policy of deflation in Germany unavoidable?, C.-L. Holtfrerich-- could Bruning's policy of deflation have been successful?, J. von Kruedener-- a decade of debate about Bruning's economic policy, K. Borchardt.
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A few years ago a major debate was unleashed by Knut Borchardt, foremost among West Germany's economic historians, who argued that the collapse of the Weimar economy was due not so much to the policies of the pre-Hitler governments or the severity of the Great Slump but to the overloading of the economy with wage costs and welfare benefits. This volume brings together the criticism his thesis provoked and Borchardt's response to it. (source: Nielsen Book Data)