The objective of this article is to provide a snapshot of Hungary's political, social, and to a lesser extent, economic conditions on the eve of the transition. The paper examines the desperate attempts of the socialist political elites to regain their legitimacy through half-hearted political and economic reform proposals, and briefly surveys the country's profound economic difficulties and its pervasive social malaise.
Research Article| June 01 1999
Out with a whimper: the final days of Hungarian socialism
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (1999) 32 (2): 113–125.
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Zoltan Barany; Out with a whimper: the final days of Hungarian socialism. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 June 1999; 32 (2): 113–125. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(99)00003-3
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