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Authors: 
Csanadi, Maria
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2004/10
Abstract: 
Through the introduction of a comparative party-state model, I will first demonstrate that due to specific structural and dynamic constraints, the capacity of party-states to learn is both limited and uneven. Differences in the room for manoeuvre are defined by structural and dynamic specifics of power distribution. These will determine the invariable implementation of structurespecific instruments of resource extraction and distribution and their escalation under external pressure no matter the requirements of adaptation. Accelerated implementation of structure-specific instruments leads to different paths of self-destruction rather than adaptation. Adaptation is therefore structurally constrained and self-consuming in party-states. Second,these theoretical arguments will be empirically demonstrated through the economic policy efforts to adapt to market pressures in three radically different party-states - Romania, Hungary by the end of the 1980s and China from early 1990s.
Subjects: 
party-state systems
communist systems
comparative partystate model
patterns of power distribution
transformation paths
reforms
collapse
Romania
Hungary
China
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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