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)