Comparative Capitalism/s: Socio-Economic and Political Developments in the Former Communist Countries of Europe and Asia after 1989

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Almost thirty years after the collapse of the communism and a proclaimed victory of liberalism in the former communist countries of Europe and Asia we still know little about successes and failures of building capitalist economic and political structures and institutions. Even less sociologists are concerned with comparative perspectives and comparative researches of social exterior and initiations in the newly established countries. In other words, a comprehensive academic agenda aimed at deepening our knowledge about the post-communist dynamics is still missing. The aspiration of a projected panel is to address this gap by presenting the work of scholars reflecting on different aspects of capitalist development in order to promote systematic exchanges that would produce theoretical and empirical knowledge about the most important aspects of the post-communism social trajectories.
Session Organizer:
Andrey REZAEV, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Andrey REZAEV, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Oral Presentations
Autonomy of Politics and Economy As a Challenge for the Former Communist Countries: A Comparative Perspective
Tea GOLOB, School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, Slovenia; Matej MAKAROVIC, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
Capitalist Restoration or Dismantling of State Capitalism? Post-Communist Transformation from the Viewpoint of the Comparative Historical Sociology of Restorations
Zenonas NORKUS, Institute of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania
150 Years after Das Kapital: Are Classical Marxian Visions Relevant for Studying Capitalism/s in the XXI Century?
Natalia TREGUBOVA, St. Petersburg State University, Russia; Dmitrii ZHIKHAREVICH, Tandem, Russia
Distributed Papers
Cultural Political Economy of East European Capitalisms: A Preliminary Analysis
Borut RONCEVIC, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
Comparative Сharacteristics of the Мiddle Сlass in Post-Soviet Russia rosenko1@Mail.Ru
Svetlana ROSENKO, Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg, Russia
Privatization in East Germany: Can the Treuhandanstalt Provide a Model?
Asha GUPTA, Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, India