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Making capitalism without capitalists : class formation and elite struggles in post-communist Central Europe

  title={Making capitalism without capitalists : class formation and elite struggles in post-communist Central Europe},
  author={Gil Eyal and Iv{\'a}n Szel{\'e}nyi and Eleanor Townsley},
Focuses on the transition from socialism to capitalism in Eastern Europe since the 1980s, where capitalism was made without a capitalist class. This text reflects on the sociological characteristics of the Communist system and offers a theory of post-Communist societies. 1989 is seen as a successful revolution led by the former technocratic fraction of the old Communist ruling estate against the bureaucracy. In order to secure its victory, however, the technocracy had to make substantial… 
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