Jadwiga Staniszkis

Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw 1999



From the Author (p. 9)

Introduction (p.11)

Chapter 1. Transformation Theory: First Approximation (p. 29)
        1. The Logical Finale of Communism: Implosion as the Effect of In-built Contradictions (p. 29)
        2. Spontaneous Self-organization (p. 29)
        3. The Final Stage of Communism (Stalemate) (p. 47)
        4. Towards the End of Communism: The Role of Globalization (p. 50)
        5. "Switch" of the Axis, the Content and the Social Function of Conflict as a Decisive Step towards "Revolution
            from Above" (p. 57)
        6. The End of Communism: Attempt at Provisional Recapitulation (p. 60)
        7. Concluding Remarks (p. 61)


Chapter 2. Political Capitalism and Its Dynamics (p. 71)
        1. Political Capitalism: The First Delineation (p. 71)
        2. The Politics of Post-communist Institutionalisation (p. 84)

Chapter 3. Post-communist Capitalism: Globalization, Incomplete Market and Institutional Strategies (p.99)
        1. The Taisho System in Japan as Frame of Reference (p. 100)
        2. Emerging Post-communist Markets: Institutional Substitues (p. 102)
        3. The Hybrid Forms of Ownership (p. 104)
        4. Semi-open Organized Markets with Regulated Access (p. 107)
        5. Institutionalisation Politics: Tentative Comparison of Post-communist Economies (p. 116)
        6. Post-communist Institutionalisation Politics and the Perception of One's Place in History (p. 130)
        7. Concluding Remarks (p. 134)

Chapter 4. Post-communist Weak State: Is It also Post-democratic? (p. 145)
        1. The Post-communist State and Globalization: A New Meaning of the Concepts of "Power" and "Politics" (p. 147)
                1.1. From the State of Authority to the State of Networks (p. 150)
                1.2. Structural Power outside the Reach of Democratic Control (p. 151)
                1.3. The State as a Subject of Civil Law (p. 155)
                1.4. Globalization as a Civilizational Challenge for Europe (p. 158)
                1.5. Power without Politics (p. 161)
                1.6. New Instruments of International Control outside the Reach of Democratic Mechanisms (p. 163)
        2. Structural Crisis of the Post-communist State (p. 168)
        3. From of the Military State as a Vehicle for Strengthening the Post-communist State in Russia (p. 174)
        4. The Emerging Post-communist Corporatism with Weak State and Weak Society
            (the Examples of the Russian Federation and Poland) (p. 183)
                4.1. Russia (p. 183)
                4.2. Poland (p. 195)
        5. Who Are the Brokers of the Post-communist Order? (towards Virtual Neo-corporatism) (p. 198)


Introduction (p. 213)

Chapter 5. Ontological Foundations, the Resources of Tradition and the Methodology of Change (p. 217)
        1. Russia: Binary Ontology Rooted in Orthodox Culture (p. 217)
        2. China: Non-essentialist Ontology (p. 222)
        3. Central Europe: Nominalist Ontology of Identity and Difference (p. 228)
        4. Tentative Summary (p. 242)
        5. Concluding Remarks (p. 244)

Chapter 6. Evolution of the Epistemology of Control and the End of Communism (p. 253)
        1. Starting Point: The Dilemmas of Control (p. 255)
                1.1. The Ungovernability of Communism: Joint Experience of the Communist Elites (p. 256)
                1.2. Local Dilemmas of Control: Historical Circumstances of the Introduction of Communism (p. 262)
        2. The Communist Elites' "Learning Process:" Reinterpretation of the Concept of "Control" (p. 267)
        3. Errors of Reasoning (p. 276)
                3.1. Failure to See the Frontier between Communism and Post-communism (p. 276)
                3.2. Other Failures of Reasoning: Thei Systemic and Cultural Sources (p. 284)
        4. Conclusions (p. 290)

Chapter 7. The Military Revolution and the End of Communism (a Hypothetical Reconstruction) (p. 307)
        1. ntroduction (p. 307)
        2. Crisis Stability Based on Attack: A Hypothetical Reconstruction of the Ogarkov's Plan (p. 309)
        3. USSR: From Military to Political Solution of Security Problems (p. 313)
        4. The Chinese Current of the Military Revolution (p. 318)
        5. Military Revolution and Dismantling of Communism (p. 319)
        6. An Epistemological Dimension of the Military Revolution: Cultural and Systemic Factors behind
        7. Mutual Misunderstandings (p. 323)
        8. 1960s: An "Aborted" Military Revolution (p. 327)
        9. Conclusions (p. 330)

Conclusions (p. 341)

Appendix (p. 357)

Index of Names (p. 359)

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