`There is a wealth of information in this book.'
`Each of the papers is valuable as a specific study in its own right, but what ties them together is a more or less central emphasis on networks.'
Work, Employment and Society
This volume is a milstone in the market transition literature. This book is a major contribution to the debate on postcommunist economic transition, but it should be read by anyone interested in economic sociology. - Akos Rona-Tas. American Journal of Sociology. July 1998.
...refreshing...an important contribution...the strength of the volume is the important contribution it at times makes to how we might begin to rethink post-socialism. - Adrian Smith University of Sussex.
This volume is a significant contribution to the flow of literature on postsocialist transformation......The volume suceeds in its ambition of presenting an innovative theoretical discussion and in increasing the understanding of post-socialism development, and the editorial framework establishes an initial basis for comparitive assessment.... essential reading for all those interesteds
Any scholar intersted in the on-going transformation in CEE should not miss this intellectually stimulating book. - Petr Pavlinek. - European Urban and Regional Studies.
The book is an important contribution to the fast-growing field of transitional studies. It features some of the most exciting theoretical thinking currently employed in economics, sociology and political science. - Dmitri n. Shalin. - Social Forces - June 1998