Divide and pacify : the political economy of the welfare state in Hungary and Poland, 1989-1996

@inproceedings{Vanhuysse2003DivideAP,
  title={Divide and pacify : the political economy of the welfare state in Hungary and Poland, 1989-1996},
  author={Pieter Vanhuysse},
  year={2003}
}
The thesis proposes a theoretical explanation for the comparative political quiescence of the post-communist transitions in Hungary and Poland between 1989 and 1996. Contrary to prior expectations and to earlier reform experiences in Latin America, the early 1990s in Central and Eastern Europe have been non-violent and comparatively non-disruptive. Emphasizing the role of welfare states in influencing collective action, I specify a political strategy that could reduce the capacity of working… CONTINUE READING

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