In the aftermath of the anti-communist revolutions of 1989-1991, the new governments in eastern Europe faced the herculean task of attempting simultaneously to build market economies and democratic political institutions. Though capitalism and democracy are often considered to be natural allies, in the cases of these new states they sometimes pull against each other.
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David S. Mason. "Attitudes toward the Market and Political Participation in the Postcommunist States," Slavic Review 54, no. 2 (Summer 1995): 385-406.