By (author) Thane Gustafson
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Capitalism Russian-Style by Thane Gustafson
Book DescriptionFor a decade Russia has been dismantling communism and building capitalism. Describing a deeply flawed fledgling market economy, Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on one of the most important economic experiments going on in the world today. It describes Russian achievements in building private banks and companies, stock exchanges, new laws and law courts. It analyzes the role of the mafia, the rise of new financial empires, entrepreneurs and business tycoons, and the shrinking Russian state. Thane Gustafson tells how the Soviet system was dismantled and the new market society was born. He argues that this new society is changing constantly, so that any assessment of success and failure would be premature. Identifying investment as vital to preserving Russia's status as a major industrial power, in his final chapter he examines the prospects for an economic miracle in Russia in the twenty-first century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521641753
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thane Gustafson
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Reform in Soviet Politics, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Thane Gustafson
This book examines the record of the Brezhnev regime in its only major domestic innovation: the attempt to modernise Soviet agriculture.
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