Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed / Edition 1

Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed / Edition 1

by Anders Aslund
ISBN-10:
0881324094
ISBN-13:
9780881324099
Pub. Date:
10/28/2007
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
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Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881324099
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 951,745
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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