The Vanishing Rouble: Barter Networks and Non-Monetary Transactions in Post-Soviet Societies / Edition 1

The Vanishing Rouble: Barter Networks and Non-Monetary Transactions in Post-Soviet Societies / Edition 1

by Paul Seabright
     
 

This book is an analysis of the widespread use of barter in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Written by a distinguished team of economists and other social scientists with minimal use of mathematics, the book is designed to appeal not just to area studies scholars but also to economists and anthropologists.See more details below

Overview

This book is an analysis of the widespread use of barter in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Written by a distinguished team of economists and other social scientists with minimal use of mathematics, the book is designed to appeal not just to area studies scholars but also to economists and anthropologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521790376
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
401
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Preface
List of contributors
Introduction: barter networks and 'information islands'1
1Some lasting thing: barter and the value of money15
2Barter relationships35
3An anthropological view of barter in Russia71
4Barter in post-Soviet societies: what does it look like and why does it matter?93
5The growth of non-monetary transactions in Russia: causes and effects114
6Barter in Russia147
7The household in a non-monetary market economy176
8Barter in transition economies: competing explanations confront Ukrainian data207
9Barter and non-monetary transactions in transition economies: evidence from a cross-country survey236
10How is barter done? The social relations of barter in provincial Russia259
11Shadow barter: economic necessity or economic crime?298
12Surrogate currencies and the 'wild market' in Central Siberia318
13Bear skins and macaroni: the social life of things at the margins of a Siberian state collective345
Conclusion: what is to be done?362
Index375

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