Nettime mailing list archives

<nettime> János Kornai : Hungary's U-turn
Janos Sugar on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:23:58 +0100 (CET)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

<nettime> János Kornai : Hungary's U-turn

János Kornai, the renowned Hungarian economist,
Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard
University and Corvinus University of Budapest,
has written a new paper about the situation in
Hungary. He notes that the main direction of the
changes up to 2010 was progress toward democracy,
the rule of law, and a market economy based on
the dominance of private ownership. Hungary is
the first, and so far the only, member of the
group of 15 post-socialist EU member countries to
execute a sharp U-turn and set off resolutely in
the opposite direction. The country has shifted
from democracy to autocracy. The final version of
this paper will be published in the October issue
of Journal of Democracy. I'm grateful to
Professor Kornai for allowing me to share this
prepublication working paper with the readers of
Hungarian Spectrum.


#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime>  is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l
#  archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nettime {AT} kein.org