Making Capitalism Without Capitalists (Paperback)

The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe

By Gil Eyal, Ivan Szelenyi, Eleanor R. Townsley

Verso, 9781859843123, 280pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2001

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Making Capitalism without Capitalists offers a new theory of the transition to capitalism. By telling the story of how capitalism is being built without capitalists in post-communist Central Europe it guides us towards a deeper understanding of the origins of modern capitalism.

About the Author

Gil Eyal is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Ivan Szelenyi is Professor of Sociology at UCLA.

Eleanor Townsley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mount Holyoke College.

Praise For Making Capitalism Without Capitalists: The New Ruling Elites in Eastern Europe

“This is a pioneering study by three American sociologists of the transition from state socialism to capitalism in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.”—Tribune

“Identifies the distinctive features of capitalism as constructed by former Communist Party technocrats and dissident intellectuals on the ruins of a socialist system.”—Journal of Higher Education