PL EN


2006 | 1(180) | 89-118
Article title

THE ROLE OF CONSENSUS AND SOCIAL HEMOGENEITY IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING CAPITALISM IN POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES

Authors
Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The focus of this article is on interpretation of progress of post-communist transformations. Classical approaches, particularly those of Max Weber and Karl Polanyi, rather than modern ones are used as basis for the empirical analysis.The author argues that the success of capitalist project, both now and in the past, stems from the ability to work out a general consensus about the preceding economic order. He also claims that ethnic homogeneity can be a favorable factor for the post-communist transformation, especially in its initial phase. Moreover, unlike in fully developed market systems which are more stable and socially diverse, the success of market reforms in post-communist countries negatively correlates with their diversification.One of the main goals of this analysis is to describe empirically what this consensus refers to. Survey research shows that market reforms in former socialist block run more smoothly if the level of social consensus about key values, not necessarily liberal, is high. The author analyzed values and attitudes defining the consensus and also the degree of their popularity among economic elites and non-elites. Data used in the analysis comes from the first edition of European Social Survey.
Year
Issue
Pages
89-118
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • J. Bielinski, Collegium Civitas, Palac Kultury i Nauki - XII pietro, pl. Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01252853
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.19ad621f-7bd0-3b37-94ed-a051a015402c
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.