Modernization Crisis: The Transformation of Poland

Modernization Crisis: The Transformation of Poland

by William Perdue


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This book is an enlightening, inspiring, and sobering account of the social and economic transformation of Poland. A multinational and interdisciplinary group of scholars examine the historical precursors that gave shape to the Solidarity movement, then focus on the institutional change that today presents challenges even more daunting than those of the earlier drama of resistance. The contributors have uncovered episodes of political domination, debt, and dependency that are not well known or well understood. These have important implications for economic development in general and for the reconstruction of the deindustrializing economies of Eastern Europe in particular. If Poland is to survive the crisis of the early 1990s, a new and authentic program of economic and human development must be adopted by West and East alike. The book concludes with a new discourse on development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275950095
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/26/1995
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)

About the Author

WILLIAM DAN PERDUE is formerly professor and Director of Contemporary World Studies at Eastern Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. from Washington State University and is a frequent contributor to and organizer of UNESCO NGO Conferences on Conflict Resolution. Perdue's publications include Paradox of Change (Praeger, 1995)

stemic Crisis

rrorism and the State (Praeger, 1989)

ciological Theory

d The Ideology of Social Problems.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Introduction by William Dan Perdue

The Polish Social Transformation

Crucible of Resistance: History, Catholicism and the Polish Transformation by Tadeusz Borkowski

Polish Democracy at the Grass Roots by Andrzej Bukowski and Stanislaw Marmuszewski

Prisoner of Paradox: The Polish Economic Transformation by Grazyna Skapska

Unemployment: A Triple Challenge to Human Development by Aleksander Marcinkowski and Jerzy B. Sobczak

The Polish Economic Transformation

The Transformation Process: From Command to Markets by Andrzej Szopa

Privatization in Poland: Big Bang or Whimper? by Jacek Klich

The Open Economy: Mirage and Reality by Andrzej Komanski

The Human Toll: Unemployment in Poland by Arkadiusz Sobczyk

Social Policy Implications of the New Polish Economy by Jacek Klich

The Polish Educational Transformation

Polish Democracy and the University by Stanislaw Palka

The Social Functions of Schools in the New Poland by Ewa Zareba

The Teacher as Innovator: Transforming Polish Education by Krzysztof Polak

From Authoritarianism to Pedagogical Democracy by Boguslawa Matwijow

Toward the Future

A New Discourse for Polish Development by William Dan Perdue



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