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Title A society transformed : Hungary in time-space perspective / edited by Rudolf Andorka... [and others].

Published New York : Central European University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.09439 SOCI    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents Introduction: Scaling change in Hungary / Tamas Kolosi and Richard Rose -- 1. Long-term modernization of Hungarian society / Rudolf Andorka and Istvan Harcsa -- 2. Population: birth, marriage, and death / Gyorgy Vukovich -- 3. Denomination and religious practice / Miklos Tomka and Istvan Harcsa -- 4. The scope of the state and private sectors / Tamas Kolosi and Endre Sik -- 5. The post-Communist economic elite / Gyorgy Lengyel -- 6. The middle strata in transformation / Zoltan Fabian -- 7. Consciousness of inequality / Peter Robert -- 8. Welfare programmes and the alleviation of poverty / Istvan Gyorgy Toth -- 9. Dissatisfaction and alienation / Rudolf Andorka -- 10. Parties and social divisions: a common East-Central European pattern? / Gabor Toka -- 11. The long and the short of transformation in Central Europe / Richard Rose.
Summary In the past half-century every Central and East European society has been twice subject to transformation. Initially, Hungary was transformed by Communist-style modernization, increasing industry, expanding secondary education and improving health. The second shock was the collapse of the Communist regime and the introduction of democratic institutions and a market economy. How much or how little impact has institutional change had on the lives of ordinary people? Census and survey data, tables and figures highlight the extent of long-term social, economic and political change in Hungary from 1945 to 1998. It thus shows what was changing in the Communist era and what was stagnating - and the impact of introducing democracy and market economy. To evaluate the tempo of change, comparison is made with Germany, Austria and other Central European post-Communist countries.
Other author Andorka, Rudolf.
Subject Post-communism -- Hungary.
Economic stabilization -- Hungary.
Hungary -- Social conditions -- 1989-
Hungary -- Economic conditions -- 1989-
Variant Title Hungary in time-space perspective.
ISBN 9639116491 (paperback)