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By Aleksandra Sznajder Lee

Focusing at the metal through the post-communist transition from 1989 via 2009, Aleksandra Sznajder Lee strains the transformation of flagship country agencies within the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia into the subsidiaries of enormous, foreign companies. by way of interpreting this variation on the 3 degrees of firm, zone, and national-international nexus, she identifies the players—from foreign traders and eu Union contributors to nationwide hard work unions and native managers—in the political financial system of reform. Even in the course of the transition to a capitalist, democratic procedure, Sznajder Lee unearths, the nation performs a key position in mediating among family vested pursuits and exterior pressures from overseas monetary markets and associations, at the one hand, and neighborhood associations at the different. while country energy might be hired to require household organisations to function as capitalists within the overseas industry, it could possibly even be used to guard firms from industry pressures with a purpose to advertise the political and private personal tastes of the elite.

This booklet has large implications for the political economic climate of reform since it illuminates the political determinants of privatization and the assets used to withstand it. additionally, Sznajder Lee sheds new mild on why a few nations are much more likely than others to be topic to exterior constraints, resembling IMF conditionality, and the way a few allegedly pro-market reformers be capable to hold public possession over definite sectors.

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