This book is a comparative study which sheds a new empirical and theoretical light on the nature of post-communist capitalism in 11 EU new member countries of Central and Eastern Europe, or CEE11.

Extending and modifying a well-established conceptual framework for comparative capitalism rooted in new institutional economics and economic sociology, it offers a better explanation for transition-specific and path-dependent factors inherent to systemic transformation. Based on a vast dataset, the book therefore illuminates the (dis)similarities among the institutional architectures in the EU countries. Thus, the book argues that the evolving capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe exhibits strong symptoms of institutional ambiguity or a "patchwork" nature which makes it a distinct category from any of the co-existing models of Western European capitalism.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of comparative political economy, Eastern European politics, post-communist studies and more broadly to researchers in the fields of economics, European politics and the wider social sciences. It will also be of significance to journalists, policymakers, members of international organizations and consultancies with an interest in Central and Eastern Europe and in European integration.

This title was distinguished in 2021 with a Prize for outstanding scientific achievements awarded by Poland’s Minister of Education and Science. See more here: https://ssl-kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KGS/Pages/news.aspx?NewsID=34bcc811-438c-431f-95e5-66eabf6ce0fe&ListID=46c22218-3039-4020-954e-767189a2773d

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

part I|64 pages

Theoretical background

chapter 1|29 pages

Comparative capitalism

Conceptual framework and theoretical background
ByJuliusz Gardawski, Ryszard Rapacki
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chapter 2|21 pages

Emerging models of post-communist capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Survey of the literature 1
Edited ByRyszard Rapacki, Adam Czerniak, Juliusz Gardawski, Bożena Horbaczewska, Adam Karbowski, Piotr Maszczyk, Mariusz Próchniak
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chapter 3|12 pages

Methodological framework

ByAdam Czerniak, Piotr Maszczyk
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part II|145 pages

Empirical results

chapter 4|17 pages

Product market competition

ByMariusz Próchniak
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chapter 5|20 pages

Labor market and industrial relations

ByJuliusz Gardawski, Rafał Towalski
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chapter 6|19 pages

Financial intermediation

ByBożena Horbaczewska
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chapter 7|23 pages

Social protection system

ByPiotr Maszczyk
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chapter 8|19 pages

Knowledge system

ByAdam Karbowski
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chapter 9|20 pages

Housing market

ByAdam Czerniak
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chapter 10|19 pages

The empirical results of subspace clustering – a summary

Edited ByRyszard Rapacki, Adam Czerniak
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chapter |6 pages

Concluding remarks

Edited ByRyszard Rapacki
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