cd961bfe28a49310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38dRCRDapproved/UMICH/polisci/Home/People/PublicationsThe Political Economy of Poland’s Transition9d961bfe28a49310VgnVCM100000c2b1d38d____The Political Economy of Poland’s TransitionNew Firms and Reform GovernmentsJackson, JohnJacek Klich; Krystyna Poznańskajjacksn<p style=" line-height: normal;" class="msonormal"><span style=" font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12.0pt;"><i>The Political Economy of Poland's Transition</i> was first published in 2005. In the time span of a two-term US presidency, Poland went from an authoritarian one-party state with a faltering centrally planned economy to become a relatively stable multiparty democracy and a market economy with one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe. A central feature of these economic and political reforms is a high rate of entry of new, domestically owned firms. This book uses detailed economic and political data to examine how these new firms contributed to the Polish transition. The authors test propositions about why some regions have more new firms than others and how the success of these new firms contributed to political constituencies that supported economically liberal parties. The book concludes by contrasting the Polish with the experiences of other transitional countries (Cambridge University Press).&nbsp;</span></p>Cambridge University PressLink to book information