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Understanding Reform: The Case of Poland

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  • Jacek Kochanowicz
  • Piotr Kozarzewski
  • Richard Woodward

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This report reviews the reform process in Poland in the period 1989-2001, from the formation of the first non-Communist government to the defeat of right-wing forces in the 2001 parliamentary elections and the formation of a governing left-wing coalition of social democrats and the peasants’ party (both of them with roots in the Communist era). It reconstructs the sequence of reforms, assesses their relative successes, and focuses on the problem of the stagnation of the reform process at the end of the 1990s.

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Paper provided by CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research in its series CASE Network Reports with number 0059.

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Length: 106 Pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:sec:cnrepo:0059

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Keywords: Poland; reform; transition;

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  1. Luca Barbone & Domenico J. Marchetti, 1995. "Transition and the Fiscal Crisis in Central Europe," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0040, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
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Cited by:
  1. Piotr Kozarzewski, 2006. "Privatization and Corporate Governance in Poland: Problems and Trends," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0325, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.

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