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Gorbachev's struggle for economic reform.

Author: Anders Åslund
Publisher: Pinter Publishers, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new edition of Aslund's analysis of Soviet economic change places Gorbachev's reforms in context and brings the reader up to date with the mammoth task that still lies ahead. The opening  Read more...

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Åslund, Anders, 1952-
Gorbachev's struggle for economic reform.
Pinter Publishers, 1991
(OCoLC)646211745
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; M S Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Åslund
ISBN: 086187059X 9780861870592 0861870689 9780861870684
OCLC Number: 24668705
Description: 256 pages
Contents: Part 1 Origins of the economic reform: lessons from previous Soviet attempts at economic reform; reasons for renewed attempts at economic reform. Part 2 Alternative programmes for economic revitalization: Gorbachev and radical reform; Ryzhkov and half-hearted reform; Zaikov and technocratic rationalization; Ligachev and socialist morality; the conservative programme - a minimum of change; a programme of compormise. Part 3 Changes within the traditional framework: the urge to accelerate economic growth; a new investment policy; a ruthless struggle against alcohol; reinforced quality control; perfection fo the wage system; the ineffectiveness of traditional measures. Part 4 Changes in enterprise management: the large-scale economic experiment; the service experiment; experiments with self-financing; experiments and reform in agriculture; sundry experiments; the Law on State Enterprises; an evaluation of the changes in enterprise management. Part 5 Reform on the economic system: organizational changes; planning; the allocation of supplies; price and finance system; the foreign trade system; the role of the party in the economy. Part 6 The new policy towards private enterprise and co-operatives: the struggle against unearned incomes; the Law on Individual labour Activity; the Law on Co-operatives; acrimonnious public reactions over co-operatives; prospects for co-existence between various forms of property. Part 7 The Soviet economic crisis - causes and dimensions: aggravated shortages; growing monetary imblances; aggravated fiscal imbalances; administrative stalemate; calamities in foreign trade; effects on overall economic performance. Part 8 An abortive search of a solution: in search of more racial reform; changes in the policy-making apparatus; a parade of programmes; a parade of sovereignties; price policy and stabilization; privatization; Gorbachev'e failure. Part 9 Evaluation of the new reform wave: an assessment of perestroika; Soviet lessons from the initial reform attempts; obstacles to overcome; prospects for a change of economic system.

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