The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Post-communist Europe coverby John Gould, CC Associate Professor of Political Science

In this story of post-communist politics gone wrong, Gould explores privatization’s role in the scramble for wealth and power in post-communist Europe. Does democratic development facilitate effective capitalist reform, or vice versa? How do political legacies shape privatization choices? Is simultaneous transition feasible? Offering new empirical information and nuanced political analysis, this in-depth study reveals a surprising relationship between political liberalization and economic reform.

ISBN-13: 978-1588267580. Published by Lynne Rienner, 2011.