First published in 1976, this book traces the development of the Yugoslav economy from the end of the Second World War to the beginning of 1975, which the author argues was a highly productive era of social innovation. Drawing on personal experience of the Revolution, the Partisan Liberation War and his time as a member of the Federal Planning Board as well as a comprehensive array of written sources, the author attempts to understand the development process, compare policy proclamations with achieved results, study the theories and ideas that led a to certain policy, distinguish the economic and political ingredients in decision making and analyses the causes of success and failure.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; I Three Socioeconomic Reforms; 1. Centrally Planned Economy 2. Decentralization 3. Self-Governing Socialism; II. Planning and Growth; 4. Five Five-Year Plans 5. Growth and Cycles 6. Development Policy and Methods of Planning 7. Regional Development, by Marta Bazler-Madžar; III Agriculture; 8. Agricultural Population, Landownership Patterns, and Production 9. Three Stages in Agrarian Policy 10. Collectivization: Ideas and Implementation 11. Cooperation: Ideas and Implementation 12. The Search for a New Way after 1964; IV Labor-Managed Enterprise; 13. Self-Management 14. Enterprise 15. The Ownership Controversy; V Market and Prices; 16. Price Policy 17. Distribution Policy 18. Foreign Trade Policy; VI Money, Banking, and Public Finance; 19. Banking and Monetary Policy 20. Public Finance and Fiscal Policy; VIII Self-Government, Market, and Socialism; References; Index; About the Author