A Society Transformed: Hungary in Time-Space Perspective by Rudolf Andorka, Richard Rose, Gyorgy Vukovich

By Rudolf Andorka, Richard Rose, Gyorgy Vukovich

Covers the long term social, financial and political alterations in Hungary from 1945 to 1998.

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From 1986 to 1990 the official economy actually went into reverse. 5 per cent annually. As subsequent Page 11 chapters emphasize, official statistics left out a substantial portion of economic activity. Yet since official statistics tend to err on the side of over-estimating the success of the command economy, there is no doubt that goulash socialism had lost its savour by the end of the 1980s. Before the 1980s the Hungarian regime was liberal within a Soviet, but not a Western, frame of reference.

Budapest: Hungarian Political Science Association. , 1995. The 1990 Election to the Hungarian National Assembly. Berlin: Sigma. , 1996. Hungary's Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reforms, Social Change and Political Succession: 19571990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Page 21 Chapter 1 Long-Term Modernization of Hungarian Society Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa THE history of Hungary over the last two centuries can be interpreted as a series of attempts at modernization and catching up with more advanced Western societies in order to break out from a semi-peripheral position (Janos, 1982).

1995. The 1990 Election to the Hungarian National Assembly. Berlin: Sigma. , 1996. Hungary's Negotiated Revolution: Economic Reforms, Social Change and Political Succession: 19571990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Page 21 Chapter 1 Long-Term Modernization of Hungarian Society Rudolf Andorka and István Harcsa THE history of Hungary over the last two centuries can be interpreted as a series of attempts at modernization and catching up with more advanced Western societies in order to break out from a semi-peripheral position (Janos, 1982).

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