The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist EuropeJohn A. Gould
|2011/247 pages/LC: 2010049166 |
In this remarkable story of postcommunist politics gone wrong, John Gould explores privatization’s role in the scramble for wealth and power in postcommunist Europe.
Gould engages the core debates on privatization. Does democratic development facilitate effective capitalist reform, or vice versa? How do political legacies shape privatization choices? Is simultaneous transition feasible? Offering both new empirical information and nuanced political analysis, his in-depth study reveals a surprising relationship between political liberalization and economic reform.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John A. Gould is associate professor of political science at Colorado College.
- The Command Economy and Its Legacies.
- Postcommunist Privatization and Politics.
- Privatization Design in Czechoslovakia, 1990-1992.
- The Politics of Privatization in the Czech Republic.
- The Politics of Privatization in Slovakia.
- Postprivatization Entrepreneurs and the Political Economy of Ukraine.
- The Political Economy of Regime Change in Serbia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.
- Beyond Creating Owners.