From Autarchy to Market: Polish Economics and Politics, 1945-1995

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Bloomsbury Academic, 1998 M10 30 - 304 pages
From the ashes of World War II to the impending obstacles of the new millennium, this multidisciplinary study examines Poland's recent economic and political development. It examines the creation and collapse of the system of central planning, the pre-Solidarity period, the rise of KOR and the Solidarity Movement, and the Polish August of 1980— leading to the imposition of Martial Law in December 1981. This comprehensive and integrated view of nearly a half-century of change is presented in a clear, non-technical manner, encompassing economic, financial, legal, and political issues.

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RICHARD J. HUNTER, Jr. is Professor of Legal Studies at Seton Hall University. He has written extensively on Eastern and Central European business, politics, law, and economics and has served on the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.

LEO V. RYAN, C.S.V. is Professor of Management in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He has also taught at the Poznan Academy of Economics and at the Polish-American Management Center, University of Lodz. His most recent books include Human Action in Business (1996) and Etyka Biznesu (1997).

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