Revolution from within: Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party and the Collapse of Communism

Revolution from within: Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party and the Collapse of Communism

Hardback Studies of Communism in Transition

By (author) Patrick H. O'Neil

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 25mm | 492g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 1858987660
  • ISBN 13: 9781858987668
  • Illustrations note: tables, figures, bibliography

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An analysis of the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe. The exceptional case of Hungary is used to support theoretical concepts regarding the transition. The Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party and the Hungarian Communist Party are examined in decline, along with the system which replaced them.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Theoretical approaches: transitions, institutions and state socialism. Part 2 The Hungarian case: state socialism and the intelligentsia in eastern Europe - Hungary in comparative institutional perspective, 1948-1988; the rise of the reform circles; the organization of the reform circle movement and the party in disorder; the final party congress and the reform alliance - victory or defeat? Part 3 Conclusions: institutional order and the path of political change - Hungary and the eastern Europe. Appendices: a note on primary resources; list of abbreviations.