Government and Markets: Establishing a Democratic Constitutional Order and a Market Economy in Former Socialist Countries

Hendrikus J. Blommestein, Bernard Steunenberg

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Abstract

Government and Markets is the first book to tackle systematically and in a multidisciplinary fashion the role of democratic governments during and after the transition from plan to market. The role of governments during the transformation is important for eliminating the obstacles and putting into place the conditions for the emergence of a viable market economy. Moreover, governments need to play a key role in establishing a political-legal order that promotes political liberties and economic freedom. In contrast to other literature on the transformation process in formerly planned systems, this volume focuses also on the creation of autonomous and accountable governments as part of the liberal economic order. Finally, the volume analyzes the role of the legal state in creating a competitive market economy.
Government and Markets addresses itself to scholars, politicians policy makers interested in the establishment of a democratic, competitive order in formerly planned political economic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages321
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-8366-4
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-4455-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Publication series

NameInternational studies in economics and econometrics
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Volume32

Keywords

  • Institution
  • Policy
  • Privatization
  • Competition
  • Competition policy
  • Economy
  • Transformation
  • Transition

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    Blommestein, H. J., & Steunenberg, B. (1994). Government and Markets: Establishing a Democratic Constitutional Order and a Market Economy in Former Socialist Countries. (International studies in economics and econometrics; Vol. 32). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8366-4