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The „Chinese style reforms” and the Hungarian „Goulash Communism”

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  • Maria Csanadi


    (Institute of Economics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

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    Similarities and differences will be demonstrated between Chinese and Hungarian party-state systems. We define the role of reforms in the self-reproduction of both party-states. We shall demonstrate how different patterns of power distribution lead to the implementation of different reforms. We shall describe how these different reforms have created the Hungarian “Goulash communism” and the “Chinese style” reforms. We shall also explain the conditions that have lead “Goulash communism” to political transformation first in Hungary accompanied by economic crisis, and “Chinese style reforms” to economic transformation first in China, accompanied by macroeconomic growth.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series IEHAS Discussion Papers with number 0903.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2009
    Handle: RePEc:has:discpr:0903
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