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A normal country : Russia after communism

Author: Andrei Shleifer
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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"Russia's historic transition from communism in the 1990s sparked intense, often ideological debates. This book offers a firsthand glimpse into the intellectual challenges that Russia's turbulent transition generated. It deals with many of the most important reforms, from Gorbachev's hesitant "perestroika," to the mass privatization program, to the efforts to build legal and regulatory institutions of a market  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shleifer, Andrei.
Normal country.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)654826882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Shleifer
ISBN: 0674015827 9780674015821
OCLC Number: 56671949
Description: vii, 208 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Russia after communism --
The transition to a market economy : pitfalls of partial reform --
Privatizing Russia --
How does privatization work? Evidence from the Russian shops --
Origins of bad policies : control corruption, and confusion --
The invisible hand and the grabbing hand --
The unofficial economy in transition --
Toward a theory of legal reform --
Federalism with and without political centralization : China versus Russia --
A normal country.
Other Titles: Russia after communism
Responsibility: Andrei Shleifer.

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By the end of the twentieth century, both a market economy and a democracy were developed in Russia. Each was both vulnerable and flawed, but the escape from communism was certain. A decade after  Read more...

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Andrei Shleifer's "A Normal Country" brings together in one volume his influential and controversial set of arguments about Russia's postcommunist transformation. As an advisor to the Russian Read more...

 
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