Capitalism from Outside?: Economic Cultures in Eastern Europe after 1989

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Violetta Zentai, Janos Matyas Kovacs
Central European University Press, 6. jun. 2012 - 360 strani
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Does capitalism emerging in Eastern Europe need as solid ethnic or spiritual foundations as some other ?Great Transformations? in the past? Apparently, one can become an actor of the new capitalist game without belonging to the German, Jewish, or, to take a timely example, Chinese minority. Nor does one have to go to a Protestant church every Sunday, repeat Confucian truisms when falling asleep, or study Adam Smith?s teachings on the virtues of the market in a business course. He/she may just follow certain quasi-capitalist routines acquired during communism and import capitalist culture (more exactly, various capitalist cultures) in the form of down-to-earth cultural practices embedded in freshly borrowed economic and political institutions. Does capitalism come from outside? Why do then so many analysts talk about hybridization?

This volume offers empirical insights into the current cultural history of the Eastern European economies in three fields: entrepreneurship, state governance and economic science. The chapters are based on large case studies prepared in the framework of an eight-country research project (funded by the European Commission, and directed jointly by the Center for Public Policy at the Central European University and the Institute for Human Sciences) on East-West cultural encounters in the ex-communist economies.

 

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Going beyond Homo Sovieticus
1
Smooth Hybridization?
15
Repatriate Entrepreneurship in Serbia Business Culture within Hauzmajstor
17
A Small Miracle without Foreign InvestorsVillány Wine and Westernized Local Knowledge
35
From Local to International and Back Privatizing Brewing Companies in Eastern Europe
57
Reason Charisma and the Legacy of the Past Czechs and Italians in Živnostenská Bank
71
Raiffeisen Bank in Croatia
89
The Rise of a Banking Empire in Central and Eastern Europe Raiffeisen International
105
Hard Lessons from Serbia The Topola Rural Development Program
183
Does Anything Go?
201
Have Polish Economists Noticed New Institutionalism?
203
The Sinuous Path of New Institutional Economics in Bulgaria
223
The Reception of New Institutional Economics in Croatia
241
Institutionalism the Economic Institutions of Capitalism and the Romanian Economics Epistemic Community
263
Beyond Basic Instinct? On the Reception of New Institutional Economics in Eastern Europe
281
Defining the Indefinable EastWest Cultural Encounters
311

Unilateral Adjustment?
125
Transmitting Western Norms The SAPARD Program in Eastern Europe
127
Cloning or Hybridization? SAPARD in Romania
149
Caring Mother and Demanding Father Cultural Encounters in a Rural Development Program in Bulgaria
167
List of Contributors
337
Index
339
Back cover
352
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Violetta Zentai, Central European University, Budapest
J nos M ty s Kov cs, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna 

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