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Russia's capitalist revolution : why market reform succeeded and democracy failed

Author: Anders Åslund
Publisher: Washington, DC : Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia's ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russia's experience is no exception. This book focuses on the transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as a market economy, and explores why the country has failed to transform into  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Åslund
ISBN: 9780881324099 0881324094
OCLC Number: 153582471
Description: xxii, 356 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Perestroika --
the great awakening: 1985-87 --
2. The collapse: 1988-91 --
3. Revolution: 1991-93 --
4. The rise and fall of state enterprise managers: 1994-95 --
5. The oligarchy: 1996-98 --
6. Postrevolutionary stabilization: 1999-2003 --
7. Authoritarianism and recentralization: 2004-07 --
Conclusions: why market reform succeeded and democracy failed.
Responsibility: Anders Åslund.
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Abstract:

The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia's ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russia's experience is no exception. This book focuses on the transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as a market economy, and explores why the country has failed to transform into a democracy. It examines the period from 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Union's Secretary General of the Communist Party, to the present Russia of Vladimir Putin. Åslund provides a broad overview of Russia's economic change, highlighting the most important issues and their subsequent resolutions, including Russia's inability to sort out the ruble zone during its revolution, several failed coups, and the financial crash of August 1998. - Publisher.

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