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The New Grand Bourgeoisie under Post-Communism: Central Europe, Russia and China Compared

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In the former socialist redistributive economies, the transition to market economy and the conversion to private ownership followed different trajectories. The paper offers an overview on how a new class of grand bourgeoisie was formed in three different

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  • Szelenyi, Ivan, 2010. "The New Grand Bourgeoisie under Post-Communism: Central Europe, Russia and China Compared," WIDER Working Paper Series 063, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    post-socialism; transitional economies; wealth; privatization; bourgeoisie;

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