Legislative Reform in Transition Economies: Western Transplants - A Short-Cut to Social Market Economy Status?
Article from: OGEL Archive issue , in Comparative Energy Law
Introduction: From Command Economy Towards Capitalism
THE former Soviet Union has ceased to exist. The independent States succeeding it are struggling to establish a system of market economy within the still existing, but crumbling structures, institutions and attitudes of the former command economy. In moving towards a still unknown future society, they face the social unrest engendered by the transition and the resulting turmoil. Neither the remnants of the old system nor what has emerged so far to replace it fulfil the expectations of one of the world's most civilised and highly educated nations. The emerging political structures-those of ...