ISSUE: 2/2016

  • Volume 78
  • Number 2
  • 2016


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Ekonomia polityczna procesów prywatyzacyjnych w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej-próba podsumowania

Political Economy of the Privatisation Processes in Central and Eastern Europe – Summarising Attempt


The objective of the paper is to investigate selected elements of the privtisation processes in Central and Eastern Europe. This vital part of economic policy played – in the transformation phase – a key role in shaping the new socio-economic order as well as it brought about a number of important implications (valid up to the present) in many spheres of life. Shifting from the centrally planned state economy to the free-market one based on the private property took place in CEE in the „heat” of neoliberal ideology. In this critical moment one could observe a redefinition of the relations between the market and the state, shifting the gravity point towards the more liberal solutions and the domination of market efficiency logic over the logic of the so called „public good”. Controversies over the methods, mechanisms and consequences (direct and indirect) of privatisation, especially the social ones, require advanced academic reflection.


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Language: Polish

Pages: 111-125

How to Cite:


Riedel, R. (2016) "Ekonomia polityczna procesów prywatyzacyjnych w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej-próba podsumowania". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 2/2016, pp. 111-125.