Restoration in Czechoslovakia

Authors

  • Roger Burbach
  • Steve Painter

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-042-11-1991-04_4

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

A year and a half after the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the country's post-communist leadership is bent on the restoration of a full blown capitalist order. A new bourgeoisie is emerging, legislation is being passed that widens class divisions, and Western neo-liberalism is the government's economic doctrine. While Czechoslovakia is by no means alone in Eastern Europe in its swing to capitalism, the Czechoslovakian transition has unique characteristics that merit close examination in order to understand the process by which a country transforms itself from a communist system to capitalism.

Published

1991-04-04

Issue

Section

Articles