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The Resource Lost opportunity : why economic reforms in Russia have not worked, Marshall I. Goldman

Lost opportunity : why economic reforms in Russia have not worked, Marshall I. Goldman

Label
Lost opportunity : why economic reforms in Russia have not worked
Title
Lost opportunity
Title remainder
why economic reforms in Russia have not worked
Statement of responsibility
Marshall I. Goldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Undaunted by the potholed road the Russians are traveling towards a market economy, Marshall Goldman here explains not only what has happened under Boris Yeltsin, but also what is likely to happen next in the most enigmatic nation in the world
  • Trenchant analysis combined with first-person reporting is a Goldman hallmark; in Lost Opportunity he provides the clearest picture yet of how Boris Yeltsin took on the task of reforming the Russian economy. Unlike Mikhail Gorbachev, Yeltsin was won over to the idea of shock therapy, administered by Yegor Gaidar, a young economist eventually appointed acting prime minister. Gaidar did not push economic reforms alone
  • He was encouraged and supported by Western economists, including some who had advocated similar tactics in the former Soviet satellites. But as Goldman starkly reveals, the Russian economy, beset by supply blockages that left goods scarce and prices high, lurched from one unsuccessful quick fix to another
  • Apparatchiks intent on becoming power brokers in the new state, profiteers, and the notorious Russian mafia further exploited the confusion, opening the way for a strong showing of nationalist extremists in recent elections
  • In contrast to the Russian experience, alternative lessons of history from the post-Second World War revivals of Japan and Germany to the gradualist approach to a free economy in China and Hungary come under close review. In a stunning summing-up, Goldman shows the clash between economics and history that has dogged Russia through the centuries from the revolution in 1917 to the present. Lost Opportunity is a sure-footed account of a slippery period
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Marshall I
Dewey number
338.947
Index
index present
LC call number
HC340.12
LC item number
.G65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Politics and government
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Economische hervormingen
  • Mislukkingen
  • Russie
  • Russie
  • Russie
  • Wirtschaftsreform
  • Russland
  • Osteuropa
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Lost opportunity : why economic reforms in Russia have not worked, Marshall I. Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reform That Never Was -- 2. The Rise of Boris Yeltsin -- 3. The Breakup of the Soviet Union -- 4. Economic Advice -- 5. Shock Therapy -- 6. Privatization -- 7. Lessons of History: Postwar West Germany and Japan -- 8. Gradualism or Shock Therapy: Hungary versus Poland -- 9. China as a Model -- 10. Economic Aid: Great Expectations -- Massive Disappointments -- 11. The Clash between Economics and History
Control code
ocm30438384
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780393037005
Lccn
94016500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30438384
  • (OCoLC)30438384
Label
Lost opportunity : why economic reforms in Russia have not worked, Marshall I. Goldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reform That Never Was -- 2. The Rise of Boris Yeltsin -- 3. The Breakup of the Soviet Union -- 4. Economic Advice -- 5. Shock Therapy -- 6. Privatization -- 7. Lessons of History: Postwar West Germany and Japan -- 8. Gradualism or Shock Therapy: Hungary versus Poland -- 9. China as a Model -- 10. Economic Aid: Great Expectations -- Massive Disappointments -- 11. The Clash between Economics and History
Control code
ocm30438384
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780393037005
Lccn
94016500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30438384
  • (OCoLC)30438384

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