Accidental Occidental: Economics and Culture of Transition in Mitteleuropa, the Baltic and the Balkan Area
(Central European University Press, 2013)
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The transition to market democracy in most of Central Europe can rightfully be considered a success story. The experience of post‐socialist countries from the Baltics to the Balkans, however, has varied greatly. Lajos Bokros, who played a key role implementing market reforms in Hungary in the 1990s, will review lessons of the transition and the current vitality of capitalism and liberal democracy in a diversity of countries, including his own.