Privatization in Poland and Formation of European Social Order

Editor: Janusz J. Tomidajewicz

2009
Publisher: The Poznan Society for Advancement of Arts and Sciences (PTPN)
227 pages
ISBN number: 978-83-7654-029-0

This bilingual (English/Polish) book presents results of research done as a part of the PRESOM Project by the team of scientists of the Poznan University of Economics. In the CEE Countries privatization has been a core component of their transformation from centrally planned to market economies that determines its peculiarity. On the base of Polish experience (with some references to other countries) the book examines methods, processes and fiscal effects of privatization in selected sectors (manufacturing, energetics, electronic communication and housing) and its consequences for economic performance and social order in pre- and post-accession periods.




Contents

Introduction

Part 1
Poland as an exemplification of privatization and its consequences in transforming Central and East European economies

Chapter 1
Social model and privatization. Assumptions and research problems (Janusz J. Tomidajewicz)

Chapter 2
Specific problems of privatization in post-socialist European countries (case of Polish economy) (Janusz J. Tomidajewicz)

Chapter 3
Ownership transformation of state enterprises in Poland (1990-2008) (Joanna Mazurkiewicz, Piotr Lis, Slawomir Zwierzchlewski)

Chapter 4
Liberalization and privatization of the energy sector in Poland (Joanna Mazurkiewicz)

Chapter 5
Transformation of electronic communications sector in Poland in the context of changes in the EU (Wojciech Borucki, Joanna Mazurkiewicz)

Chapter 6
Privatization of the housing stock in Poland - a chance for or limitation of social housing policy? (Piotr Lis)

Chapter 7
The conceptions of the privatization of state-owned enterprises, energy and electronic communications sectors and public housing stock in Poland - similarities and differences (Wojciech Borucki, Piotr Lis, Joanna Mazurkiewicz, Slawomir Zwierzchlewski)

Chapter 8
Fiscal effects of state companies privatization in Poland after 1990 (Maciej Cieslukowski)

Part 2
Selected problems of developing European social model

Chapter 9
The role of the EU general budget in narrowing income disparities (Maciej Cieslukowski)

Chapter 10
Labour market deregulation and performance of the economy. What do these two things actually have in common? (Wlodzimierz Dymarski)

Chapter 11
Poland three years after EU accession: impressive economic performance and unsolved social problems (Wlodzimierz Dymarski)

Chapter 12
Economic performance of the New Member Countries in pre- and post-accession periods and its selected social consequences (Wlodzimierz Dymarski)

 

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