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2005 | 52 | 12 | 907-936
Article title

The great transformation of Central and Eastern Europe—success and disappointment.

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Languages of publication
HU
Abstracts
EN
The study first examines the changes in the Central-East European region in the context of world history, using historical comparisons to confirm this was indeed unique, the one total transformation to occur peacefully, non-violently, yet astonishingly fast, and in the main directions of economic and political change in Western civilization. In world-history terms, it was a story of exceptional success. But the picture looks different in terms of daily life. The study pinpoints the serious economic troubles experienced by a considerable proportion of the population. The perception of these losses is intensified by cognitive problems, such as disillusionment following unrealistic expectations, a shift in the reference points for comparison, and confusion around causal analysis of the problems. Basing the analysis on the experience of today's generation, it is unwarranted to talk of unequivocal success. Both approaches are justified; it would be wrong to combine the two and weigh them on the same scales.
Year
Volume
52
Issue
12
Pages
907-936
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • J. Kornai, no address given, contact the journal editor
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
07HUAAAA02956011
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.560b6bb5-7923-30e0-b7c2-6df3277d8072
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