9780521645959

Capitalism Russian-Style

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521645959

  • ISBN10:

    0521645956

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-11-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

For a decade Russia has been dismantling communism and building capitalism. Describing a deeply flawed fledgling market economy, Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on one of the most important economic experiments going on in the world today. It describes Russian achievements in building private banks and companies, stock exchanges, new laws and law courts. It analyzes the role of the mafia, the rise of new financial empires, entrepreneurs and business tycoons, and the shrinking Russian state. Thane Gustafson tells how the Soviet system was dismantled and the new market society was born. He argues that this new society is changing constantly, so that any assessment of success and failure would be premature. Identifying investment as vital to preserving Russia's status as a major industrial power, in his final chapter he examines the prospects for an economic miracle in Russia in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Daniel Yergin
Acknowledgments xiv
Prologue 1(9)
The new Russian Revolution: false start or dead end?
10(25)
Creating owners: insider privatization and its consequences
35(23)
Wall Street comes to Moscow
58(19)
The rise and fall of the private banks
77(31)
No capitalism without capitalists: entrepreneurship in the new Russia
108(26)
Russia's epidemic of crime
134(17)
Toward the rule of law?
151(19)
Beyond coping: toward the recovery of Russian society
170(22)
The shrinking Russian state and the battle for taxes
192(24)
Conclusion: halfway to the market Russia on the eve of the twenty-first century
216(19)
Bibliography 235(20)
Index 255

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