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Civil Society, Institutional Change and the Politics of Reform: The Great Transition

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  • László Bruszt
  • Jan Fidrmuc
  • Gerard Roland
  • Nauro F. Campos

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This paper examines the relationship between differences in civil society development under communism and the political, economic and institutional change and transformation after 1989. We collected a unique dataset on nature and intensity of dissident activities in 27 former communist countries during the years immediately preceding the collapse of communism. We use the resulting data to explain the subsequent political, economic and institutional developments in the post-communist countries.

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  • László Bruszt & Jan Fidrmuc & Gerard Roland & Nauro F. Campos, 2010. "Civil Society, Institutional Change and the Politics of Reform: The Great Transition," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2010-038, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    1. Fidrmuc, Jan, 2003. "Economic reform, democracy and growth during post-communist transition," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 583-604, September.
    2. Gérard Roland, 2004. "Transition and Economics: Politics, Markets, and Firms," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 026268148x, September.
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    1. Elizabeth Brainerd, 2010. "Human Development in Eastern Europe and the CIS Since 1990," Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) HDRP-2010-16, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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    Keywords

    Communist state; Institutional economics; Microeconomics; Political science; Post-communism;
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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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