This book contains country studies dealing with economic reform projects and with problems of transition from centrally planned to reformed systems – Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. It deals with two special areas of reform: foreign trade and banking system. .
Introduction Part One: Basic Thinking About Reform 1. Can Socialist Economic Systems be Reformed? 2. On Crucial Reform of Real Socialism Part Two: Country Studies 3. Gorbachev's Reform Course Confirmed 4. Economic Reforms in Bulgaria 5. Economic Reforms in Czechoslovakia 6. More Austerity and More Reform Announced in Hungary 7. The Polish Reform: A Tentative Evaluation 8. The "Second Stage of the Economic Reform" in Poland Part Three: Special Areas of Reform 9. Changes in the Banking System in the CMEA Area 10. Foreign Trade System and Joint Ventures in the CMEA Region 11. About the Contributors