In contrasting the economic developments in the Soviet Union, in Poland, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and China, this book evaluates the pressures and constraints of systemic changes in different types of socialist economies. .
1. Diversity and Transitions in Socialist Economic Systems: A Comparative Introduction 2. Stagflation Problems in Socialist Economies 3. Soviet Economic Policies Under Gorbachev: Problems and Prospects 4. The Polish Economic Reform: Central Planning or Socialist Markets? 5. The Cuban Economy Under the New "System of Management and Planning": Success or Failure? 6. The Crisis and the Reform of the Yugoslav Economic System in the Eighties 7. Hungary's "New Economic Mechanism": Upheaval or Continuity? 8. The Chinese Economic Reform: Approaches, Results and Prospects 9. The New Agricultural Reform in China: From the People's Communes to Peasant Agriculture