Making Capitalism Without Capitalists

Making Capitalism Without Capitalists:The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe

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Explores class formation and elite struggles in post-communist Central Europe

Making Capitalism without Capitalists offers a new theory of the transition to capitalism. By telling the story of how capitalism is being built without capitalists in post-communist Central Europe it guides us towards a deeper understanding of the origins of modern capitalism.

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  • This is a pioneering study by three American sociologists of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

    Tribune
  • Identifies the distinctive features of capitalism as constructed by former Communist Party technocrats and dissident intellectuals on the ruins of a socialist system.

    Journal of Higher Education