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The agony of reform

Author: William CranDaniel YerginMichael SullivanDavid Ogden StiersInVision Productions.All authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH Boston Video, ©2003.
Series: Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The agony of reform explores the failure of government-controlled economies in the 1980s and how new leaders embraced the ideas of reform and "shock therapy"--A rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses on how reform played out in Russia, the eastern bloc, Latin America, India and other countries as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, coping with both the new freedoms and the new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD (Digital video discs)
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Cran; Daniel Yergin; Michael Sullivan; David Ogden Stiers; InVision Productions.; Heights Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 1578079373 9781578079377 157807939X 9781578079391
OCLC Number: 62163665
Credits: Executive producer Michael Sullivan.
Performer(s): Narrated by David Ogden Stiers.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy, 2.
Responsibility: produced and directed by William Cran ; written by William Cran, Daniel Yergin ; an InVision Productions Limited production in association with Heights Productions Inc. and WGBH Boston, with the assistance of Lion Television Limited.

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The agony of reform explores the failure of government-controlled economies in the 1980s and how new leaders embraced the ideas of reform and "shock therapy"--A rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses on how reform played out in Russia, the eastern bloc, Latin America, India and other countries as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, coping with both the new freedoms and the new issues of privatization, deregulation, and the shock of free-wheeling competition.

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