Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/54157
Authors: 
Bruszt, László
Campos, Nauro F.
Fidrmuc, Jan
Roland, Gérard
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,38
Abstract: 
This paper examines the relationship between differences in civil society development under communism and the political, economic and institutional change and transformation after 1989. We collected a unique dataset on nature and intensity of dissident activities in 27 former communist countries during the years immediately preceding the collapse of communism. We use the resulting data to explain the subsequent political, economic and institutional developments in the post-communist countries. Both extent of political opposition and severity of government reaction help explain the choice of political regime after 1989, the concentration of power government and the nature and pace of economic reforms.
Subjects: 
civil society
institutions
economic reform
democratization
JEL: 
D02
E02
P26
P36
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-275-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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