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II. Origins of the Transition
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Volume XVII: State and Economy | Chapter 3 (2006): Law and Economic Reform in Eastern Europe – The Transition from Plan to Market during the Formative Years of 1989–1994

Completed June 1996; a few subsequent developments have been taken into account.

Gianmaria Ajani

3. Past choices and their influence. – The recourse to the “revolution” paradigm has underscored the aspect of discontinuity between the socialist past and the transitional period. On the other hand, such an emphasis hides the fact that in some legal systems (e.g. hungary, poland) the dismantling of the planning system…

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Gianmaria Ajani, “II. Origins of the Transition”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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