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The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Global Economy

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The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe have moved away from a centrally planned economy toward integration within the global economy. How did this transition begin? Is this an aim that all of the countries can afford? What conditions are to be met so that the countries will achieve a level of development comparable with the average level of their industrial partners? In this volume, leading political economists from the East and West provide an in-depth analysis of these questions. They examine the part that will be...

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Overview

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe have moved away from a centrally planned economy toward integration within the global economy. How did this transition begin? Is this an aim that all of the countries can afford? What conditions are to be met so that the countries will achieve a level of development comparable with the average level of their industrial partners? In this volume, leading political economists from the East and West provide an in-depth analysis of these questions. They examine the part that will be played by foreign aid, the need for the domestic reform of foreign trade, and how change is dependent on the overall democratization and liberalization of these countries.

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List of figures; List of tables; Introduction: the USSR and Eastern Europe opening to the world Marie Lavigne; Part I. Integration: The East in the World Economy: 1. East–West European integration Harriet Matejka; 2. East–West trade: what is it good for? Heinrich Vogel; 3. US interests in granting most favored nation status to the Soviet Union Joseph Pelzman; 4. New developments in economic relations between Japan and CMEA countries Wojciech Bienkowski and Masumi Hakogi; 5. Perestroika and its implications for Soviet foreign aid W. Donald Bowles; 6. Features and trends of East Germany's aid and trade with the Third World Siefried Schulz; Part II. Growth, Technology Transfers and Joint Ventures: 7. East–West technology transfer and Soviet regional development: continuity and change Michael J. Bradshaw and Denis J. B. Shaw; 8. East–West technology flows: recent developments and perspectives Jan Maciejewicz; 9. The opening of the USSR to foreign capital: from concessions during NEP to joint ventures under perestroika Patrick Gutman; 10. Current joint venture law and its impact on the Polish economy Jozef Misala; 11. Joint ventures in Poland: interests and experiences of western firms Horst Brezinski; Part III. Liberalization: Entry into the International Markets: 12. Perestroika and the new international economy Erik P. Hoffman; 13. From decentralization to liberalization of foreign trade: the experience of Poland Krystyna Szymkiewicz; 14. Between two firs? Foreign economic relations of Eastern Europe: past, present, and future(s) Istvan Salgo; Index.

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