Mihály Sárkány (Senior Honoris Causa, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Relying on his vast knowledge of Hungary and Poland, Chris Hann demonstrates how ideas concerning property, nation, ethnicity, and religion persisted and played a role in the passage from socialism to postsocialism. This was carried through according to neoliberal principles and it had unexpected results. Hann constructs a powerful argument for Karl Polanyi’s vision of history, his notion of economy as instituted process in society, and his insistence on moral standards in orienting our world, and not only in the countries of Central Europe.
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Chris Hann
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