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The New Grand Bourgeoisie under Post-Communism: Central Europe, Russia, and China Compared

A public lecture by Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, Sociology.

Iván Szelényi (Ph.D. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1973) works on social inequalities from a comparative and historical perspective. Recently, he conducted large scale surveys on changing stratification system in European post-communist countries and currently he is working on poverty and ethnicity in transitional societies. His last book Patterns of Exclusion was published in 2006 by Columbia University Press. His earlier publications include The Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power (Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1979), Urban Inequalities Under State Socialism (Oxford University Press, 1983), Socialist Entrepreneurs (Polity Press, 1988), Making Capitalism Without Capitalists (Verso, 1998), Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender in Eastern Europe During the Market Transition (with R. Emigh, Greenwood Press, 2001), and Theories of the New Class: Intellectuals and Power (with L. King, University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

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