The Transformation of Eastern Europe 30 Years On
Thirty years ago, a transformation began in Eastern Europe that replaced state socialism with the market. The bazaars that sprang up wildly everywhere, where people sought to make a living after the previous structures of public provisioning had collapsed, have largely disappeared today. What remains is capitalism with all its distortions.
This dossier zooms in on the transformation of the post-socialist countries, the impacts of which, however, have not been limited to Eastern Europe alone.