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Polish Sociological Review


Issue no.2(162) /2008


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 Articles 
    
Contents    
Editor's Introduction: Placing Contemporary Czech Sociology in Historical Context    
Caring Fathers and Gender (In)Equality    
Household Consumption in ther Czech Republic: From Shopping Queues to Consumer Society    
The Rise of the Comprador Service Sector: The Politics of State Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe    
Translated Title: The Rise of the Comprador Service Sector: The Politics of State Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe
Publication: Polish Sociological Review (2(162)/2008)
Author Name: Drahokoupil, Jan;
Language: English
Subject: Sociology / Social Sciences
Issue: 2(162)/2008
Page Range: 175-189
No. of Pages: 14
File size: 125 KB
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Summary: State strategies in Central Europe have converged towards a distinctive form of the competition state. This article explains the moment of convergence and identifies the political support of the competition state by making three principal points. First, the internally oriented strategies were exhausted by the end of the nineties. Second, it took some time until the foreign investors became really active in the region. Third, the processes of state internationalization worked only when the structural opportunities and political possibilities of themoment allowed domestic groups linked to transnational capital—the comprador service sector—to come to the fore and translate the structural power of transnational capital into tactical forms of power within national social formations.
Keywords: state; foreign direct investment; economic policy; elites; globalization; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
Civic Sector and Organizational Identity. Formation of Civic Identities after 1989    
Sources of Governance Stability in Communist Regimes    
Book Review (Miloslav Petrusek)