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Economic Developments in Contemporary Russia

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Jeffries, Ian
  • ISBN: 9781136850776
  • Print ISBN: 9780415603447
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 577
  • Ebook format: PDF
Description
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Russia's difficult economic transition from a command economy since the early 1990s.  It covers the financial crisis of August 1998 and the global financial crisis a decade later.  Key subjects covered include economic transition, privatization and liberalization; changes in land ownership and agriculture; energy; foreign direct investment; economic stabilization; and economic performance.  Russia is well endowed with raw materials, especially oil and natural gas; this book argues that in some ways this has not helped Russia's attempts to become a more diversified and high-tech economy. Overall, the book demonstrates how much the Russian economy has changed in the period. It continues - and adds to - the overview of developments in the author's The New Russia (2002), and is the companion volume to Political Developments in Contemporary Russia (2011) - both published by Routledge.
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