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expertise, through which they "make up" new consumers as well as new types of employ- ees for themselves, in order to meet their financial goals. Probing mar- keting functions, thereby become the major focus of an organisation, what Deleuze calls 'the soul of a corporation' (du Gay 2000: 71-72). What's more, personalised marketing techniques that organisations enlist bring markets into the private worlds of the consumers as well as em- ployees with all the unanticipated consequences of such deregulations. As conflicting demands, lack of recognition and trust persist

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” .................................................................. 55 S c h ö n f e l d , R o l a n d How to Cope with Transition: The Special Case of East Germany .................................................................. 67 M a r e r , P a u l Economic Relations Between Eastern, Central, and Western Europe: An Historical Perspective.................................................................................. 85 S z e n t e s , T a m a s The Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe: A Study on the International Context of the Process.................................... 101 K o w a l ik , T a d e u s z The “Big

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work to sell Rumanian oil on world markets. In Nöllenburg's view, the big international trusts would collaborate with private interests which understood how to react to world market conditions but not with inexperienced and ignorant bureaucrats running a state monopoly. The great oil companies certainly would react very negatively to the sale o f Rumanian oil to the Central Powers at a lower than world market price. At the same time, the demand for Rumanian oil in Germany could be expected to decrease after the war, especially because o f the increasingly

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with family or neighbors, based on mutual trust – thereby acquires a special meaning. “In the late Middle Ages, we find the individual enmeshed in feudal and communal solidarities, incorporated into a more or less functioning system. As part of a seigneurial community or a clan or bound by ties of vassalage, he (or she) and his family moved within the limits of a world that was neither public nor private as those terms are understood today or were understood at other times in the modern era” (Ariès 1989, 1). It is a world marked by strong divisions that nev

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Organizational Forms,” especially p. 168. K a z i m i e r z Z. P o z n a n s k i Property Rights and Civil Liberties: Evolutionary Perspective on Transition in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union With the collapse of Communism, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are both creating some version of capitalism - not yet defined - and rebuilding bridges to the capitalist world as well. There are coherent reform programs already in place to facilitate the process in such countries as East Germany, Hungary, and Poland, but in many others the programs are still

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: Central and Eastern Europe,s Adjustment in a Historical Perspective ELLEN COMISSO Is the Glass Half Full or Half-Empty? Reflections on Five Years of Competitive Politics in Eastern Europe 29 JACEK KOCHANOWICZ New Solidarities? Market Change and Social Cohesion in a Historical Perspective 55 RUDOLF ANDORKA The Development of Poverty During the Transformation in Hungary ZSUSA FERGE Is the World Falling Apart? -- A View from the East of Europe PAUL MARER Comparative Privatization and Restructuring in Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic, 1989-1995 121 00063013 6

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along the inner rather than the outer surface o f a sphere; in this world, that is, the sky is located within and the existence of other worlds is, accordingly, inconceivable. Insofar as the way of life of the in- habitants of this closed, concave world recalls in many of its details that of the Soviet Union— the inhabitants’ speech, what is more, bears an idiomatic resemblance to contemporary Russian speech— the fantastic setting is perceived as a double-edged image and the narrative as a parable about a locked *in society and the stifling atmosphere of

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possibility. In 1940, Bakhtin came to Moscow (where he would spend the war years) to submit his dissertation on Rabelais, and his ideas could have reached Glazkov through Lili Brik and her circle. 141 Samye moi stikhi, 54. 00056063 I watch the world from underneath a restaurant table. The twentieth century is an amazing century. The better an age is for a historian, The sadder it is for a contemporary.) And indeed, Glazkov’s position “underneath a restaurant table” proved to be quite effective. It gave the poet a perspective that allowed him to come up with the aphorism

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London, where he grew up. An excellent humanistic education gave him a good command o f Latin and ancient Greek, near native fluency in French, and som e knowledge o f other European languages, notably German and Italian. Like most men o f his generation, he had a large chunk o f his youth swallowed up by the Second World War. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1940, serving until 1945 as a gunner, partly on Norwegian vessels. Returning at last to civilian life, he read Russian at Oxford, un- dertaking to add that language and its literature to the considerable

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differentiated formulation (and thus closer to the objective situation), but on the other hand a more static formulation (and thus more distant from actu- al reality) is presented by A. Ufimceva (1974, p. 3): ”The basic ontological quality of a natural language is the two-level mode of its existence: language as a system of virtual signs as well as of general models of their linking, and speech as the real functioning of this system. Due to its dual functioning language, on the one hand, classifies, gives names to the objects, the phenomena of the real world, helps to