Soudobé Dějiny

"Austerities and Aspirations provides a 'triple approach' to economic development in East-Central Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia and its successor states, and Hungary). Aiming to go beyond the perspective of economic growth alone, Tomka considers economic growth along with consumption and quality of life. Taking a comparative perspective, he assesses convergences and divergences between East-Central Europe and Western Europe. In the reviewer’s opinion, the book is a useful comparative study of various economic developments in the region, but Tomka remains rather implicit about his value judgement behind choosing certain economic indicators and does not engage with more critical approaches to economic growth."
Reviewed book: 
Béla Tomka
$105.00 / €88.00 / £75.00