The trap of partial reforms and incomplete democracy


Sixteen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the transition has brought about mixed results, through radical political changes and wide-ranging economic reforms. A genuine laboratory for an investigation into the way the reforms have influenced the relation between politics and the economy. Hence some Central and Eastern European countries, and the Baltic States, have managed to get into the European Union and combine Market and Democracy, but as for the majority of the former Communist countries.…