A SOCIETY TRANSFORMED?
Hungary in Time-Space Perspective
Rudolf Andorka, Tamás
Kolosi, Richard Rose and
300 pages 963-9116-49-1 paperback $26.95 /
£ 15.95 CEU PRESS,
In the past half-century every
Central and East European society has been twice subject to transformation.
Initially, Hungary was transformed by Communist-style modernization, increasing
industry, expanding secondary education and improving health. The second
shock was the collapse of the Communist regime and the introduction of
democratic institutions and a market economy. How much or how little impact
has institutional change had on the lives of ordinary people?
Drawing on detailed surveys,
highlighted in tables and figures, the authors identify long-term changes
in Hungary from the late 1940s to the late 1980s and provide an in-depth
analysis of the impact of the collapse of the Communist system in the 1990s.
They also compare long-term and short-term change in Hungary with trends
in other Central and Eastern European countries.