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St Antony's Series

Modern Economic Systems and their Transformation

Authors: Porket, J.

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Societies, whether traditional or modern, experience tension between spontaneity (individual freedom) and control (regulation). Consequently, economies as a subsystem of society experience it too. More specifically, they experience a tension between economic individualism and economic collectivism, which in modern economies revolves around the role of the state in the economy. Since the collapse of communism, this tension has manifested itself not as a tension between market capitalism and command socialism but as a tension between the free market and the interventionist variants of market capitalism. Although currently economic and political liberalization is in evidence worldwide, not only in post-communist societies, its outcome remains uncertain. Liberal democracy in the sense of democratic politics and free-market economics has not triumphed hitherto, and also its future is far from assured. The end of history is not in sight.

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J.L. PORKET is a Senior Associate at St Antony's College, Oxford. He specialises in economics and economic sociology. He is Czech by origin, and left Czechoslovakia in 1969. He was formerly a research fellow at the Prague School of Economics. He has published in both Czech and English on communist systems in Europe and the Soviet Union and post-communist transformations. He has also lectured at Brunel University.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Economic Systems and their Transformation
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26696-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26696-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21324-4
Series ISSN
2633-5964
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 318
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