What is it about?
Recently, the recurring narrative that capitalism is stretching its tentacles ever moe widely and deeply into every crevice of daily life across the globe has been challenged in the context of Western economies and the Third World by an emerging post-development corpus of thought. The aim here is to extend this critique of market hegemony by investigating the so-called ‘‘transition’’ economies of East-Central Europe. The paper analyses the extent to which market practices penetrated the ‘‘transition’’ economies of East-Central Europe in the years following the collapse of the socialist bloc, first through a review of the post-development literature and then by examining the nature of work and trajectories of the ‘‘transition’’ economies.
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Why is it important?
Analysis highlights not only the shallow permeation of market practices but also the multiplicity of development trajectories being pursued at both the household and societal levels.
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This page is a summary of: Market delusions: rethinking the trajectories of post‐socialist societies, foresight, June 2005, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/14636680510601977.
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