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Author Jackson, John Edgar.
Title The political economy of Poland's transition : new firms and reform governments / John E. Jackson, Jacek Klich, Krystyna Poznańska.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Author Jackson, John Edgar.
Series Political economy of institutions and decisions
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Subject Poland -- Economic conditions -- 1990-
Poland -- Economic policy -- 1990-
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Alt Name Klich, Jacek, 1958-
Poznańska, Krystyna, 1954-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-271) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Why Poland? -- 2. The dynamics of the Polish political economy, 1990-1997 -- 3. Creative destruction and economic transition -- 4. The social and distributional costs of transition -- 5. Individual attitudes and voting -- 6. De Nova job creation and election returns -- 7. Liberal economic interests and seat allocations -- 8. The political economy after 1997 -- 9. The political economy of transition : why Poland? -- App. A. Assessing measures of new and small firms in Poland.
Summary This book was first published in 2005. In the time span of a two-term US presidency, Poland went from an authoritarian one-party state with a faltering centrally planned economy to become a relatively stable multiparty democracy and a market economy with one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe. A central feature of these economic and political reforms is a high rate of entry of new, domestically owned firms. This book uses detailed economic and political data to examine how these new firms contributed to the Polish transition. The authors test propositions about why some regions have more new firms than others and how the success of these new firms contributed to political constituencies that supported economically liberal parties. The book concludes by contrasting the Polish with the experiences of other transitional countries.
ISBN 0511125836 (electronic bk.)
9780511125836 (electronic bk.)
9780511510182 (ebook)
0511510187 (ebook)
9780521838955 (hardback)
0521838959 (hardback)
0511181752 (electronic bk.)
9781107405226 (paperback)
OCLC # 70049671
Additional Format Print version: Jackson, John Edgar. Political economy of Poland's transition. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521838959 (DLC) 2004058497 (OCoLC)56493889

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