Networks, Institutions, and Economic Transformation in Postsocialism

Networks, Institutions, and Economic Transformation in Postsocialism Lecture Series

Harriman Institute 2006-2007 Core Project

Directed by David Stark (Sociology & SIPA), the year-long project will bring together leading researchers, scholars at Columbia and the New York area, Harriman post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students whose research explores the social, institutional and cultural context of economic transformation in Russia and Eastern Europe. A central aim of the initiative is to understand how political and economic reforms during the first years of post-socialism led to the emergence of powerful economic actors, politicians with close ties to the economy, and fluid and contested institutions. Moreover, scholars connected with the initiative seek to understand the implications of these changes for the polities and political economies of the postsocialist countries. 

More information about activities, participants, publications and working papers can be found on the webpage of the project. Link to website.