Change Rules

American Journal of Sociology, January 2001

17 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2006


This review essay offers a critique of some key ideas in the comparative-historical economic sociology of the post-state-socialist transformation in eastern Europe. It argues that there is a need for theories that /1/ take the continued effects of the past in to account when analysing the present, /2/ explicitly consider the connectedness of the post-state-socialist societies to the rest of the world, and /3/ tally the effects of the global context into which the post-state-socialist societies arrived after the regime change.

Keywords: social change, transformation, world economy, world system, history

Suggested Citation

Borocz, Jozsef, Change Rules. American Journal of Sociology, January 2001, Available at SSRN:

Jozsef Borocz (Contact Author)

Rutgers University ( email )

Dept of Sociology
26 Nichol Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
United States

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