Transition economies : political economy in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

  • Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley 2011
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xxiv, 391 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 9780470596197 (hbk.)
  • 0470596198 (hbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • sect. I THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF STATE SOCIALISM. 1. The system of state socialism -- 2. The successes and failures of central planning -- 3. From reform to breakdown -- sect. II. MACROECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS : FROM SHOCK TO RECOVERY. 4. The courses of transition -- sect. III. TRANSITIONS : POLICIES AND ALTERNATIVES. 5. A strategy for transition -- 6. Alternatives and adaptations -- sect. IV. THE STATE. 7. State capacity and the rule of law -- 8. State consolidation : Russia in a comparative perspective -- 9. Economic role of the state -- 10. Welfare states and regimes -- sect. V. MICROECONOMIC EVOLUTION : NEW FORMS OF BUSINESS. 11. Enterprises: Shock and survival -- 12. The growth of new business -- 13. Privatization -- 14. A new banking system --15. Enterprises in the period of economic recovery -- sect. VI. CONCLUSIONS. 16. Emerging varieties of capitalism -- 17. The financial crisis and a verdict on transition.
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  • "Global business managers will explore the economic transformation in former communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union with this book. It takes them from the end of central planning to the capitalist varieties of the present. It covers differences between countries in terms of economic performance and integration into the world economy. The chapters examine these differences in terms of historical backgrounds, location and policies pursued. Attention is placed on state forms and the role of the state in development, to political forms and interest representation and to the development of new forms of business organization. This will provide global business managers with a basis for identifying and explaining changes between groupings of countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union."