Poland Into the New Millennium

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Ryszard Rapacki, George Blazyca
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
It is a widely held belief that the Polish experience of system transformation following the final collapse of socialism in 1989 is one of the best. This text surveys Poland's post-communist transformation as it prepares for the new century.
 

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Contents

Poland into the new millennium introduction and overview
1
POLITICAL ECONOMY SOCIETY AND POLITICS
11
Lessons from the Polish transition
13
The ugly face of Polish success social aspects of transformation
33
How has Polish society changed since 1989? Implications for the new decade
54
Industrial relations in Poland from social partnership to enlightened paternalism?
72
Polish politics in the new millennium
91
Economic performance 198999 and prospects for the future
107
The new banking and financial sector its role potential and weaknesses
161
Going beyond transition pension reform in Poland
188
Decentralisation regional development and regional policies
204
Polish agriculture rural areas and EU enlargement
231
Polands place in the international economy
249
Poland European Union the economics of accession
274
Can Polish politicians work together on EU accession?
296
Index
307

Private and public sector new and old patterns of entrepreneurship
142

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Edited by the late George Blazyca, formerly Director, Centre of Contemporary European Studies and Professor of Economics, University of Paisley, UK and Ryszard Rapacki, Professor and Head of Economics Department, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

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