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Informality in post-communist transition: determinants and consequences of the privatization process in Bulgaria

Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna and Bojkov, Victor D. (2005) Informality in post-communist transition: determinants and consequences of the privatization process in Bulgaria. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 5 (1). pp. 69-88. ISSN 1468-3857

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Abstract

The article contributes to a scarce pool of academic literature on Bulgarian privatization. It reviews the process in its economic, political and social determinants and consequences and reveals the active participation and undue influence of particularistic networks enjoying exclusive access to power. In the circumstances of lacking conceptual and theoretical clarity no privatization alternative dominated on all grounds and considerations and enjoyed unequivocal popular support. This enabled the popular, and often populist, political discourse to determine outcomes that privileged mainly private interests. Networks of influential actors belonging to the political and economic elite of the country were key in turning privatization into a process contributing to the spread of informal practices, which have affected Bulgarian transition path.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14683857.as...
Additional Information: © 2005 Routledge
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 16:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25955/

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