Not only the Market
The Role of the Market, Government and Civic Sector
in the Development of Post-Communist Societies
Martin Potucek, Charles University, Prague
Successful transition for any post-communist country
is reliant upon market, government and the civil sector.
Potucek's pioneering study of the Czech Republic highlights
the early transitional mistakes made during the Klaus
era with respect to the role of these sectors.
Not Only the Market examines the balance between
where the sectors are or should be 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
and 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 Potucek provides a blueprint of reform which emphasizes
the necessity of a conscious public policy to optimize
both freedom and inequality.
Part 1: Theoretical Framework: Definition of
terms, The market, The government, The civic sector,
Citizens, values and ideologies, Seeking a balance
Part 2: Problem Areas: Privatization, Corporatism,
Corruption and the Mafia, Role of policy-making Conclusion
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