Item description for Not Only the Market: The Role of the Market, Government and Civic Sector in the Development of Post-Communist Societies by Martin Potucek...
Successful transition for any post-communist country is reliant upon the market, government and the civil sectors. Potuek's pioneering study of the Czech Republic highlights the early transitional mistakes made during the Klaus era with respect to the role and the inter-relationship of these sectors.
Not Only the Market examines the balance between sectors and makes useful comparisons with other post-communist countries. Focusing on developmental issues, the book looks at a number of public concerns including social and health care reform, privatization and the emerging patterns of corporatism. The author examines problems such as insufficient legislation, excessive lenience and the incompetence of public administration which has created an unreasonably large space for socio-pathological forces - corruption, Mafia activity and the siphoning of public funds into private hands.
The causes and consequences of these forces are considered and Potuek provides a blueprint of reform which emphasizes the necessity of a conscious public policy to optimize freedom while still addressing issues of inequality.
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.23" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 1999
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639116521 ISBN13 9789639116528
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More About Martin Potucek
Martin Potucek (Spokane, Washington) is a veteran mountain biker, climber, and skier. When not on the singletrack or the slopes, he is a college English teacher and freelance writer.