Resistance to Change in the Soviet Economic System Routledge Revivals

Author: Jan Winiecki
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317831532
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics

First published in 1991, this book uses a property rights perspective to analyse why there is such widespread resistance to change in the Soviet Economic System. Many within the ruling stratum benefit considerably from their positions, particularly in terms of access to goods and services. In an original conclusion Jan Winiecki argues that a cost-effective way of removing the resistance of the parasitic ruling stratum would be a system of compensatory payments.

Debt Problems of Eastern Europe

Author: Iliana Zloch-Christy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521335426
Release Date: 1987-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This 1998 book analyzes the causes and consequences of the massive Eastern European debt to the West accumulated in the 1970s.

The Rise and Fall of the The Soviet Economy

Author: Philip Hanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317885382
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: History

Why did the Soviet economic system fall apart? Did the economy simply overreach itself through military spending? Was it the centrally-planned character of Soviet socialism that was at fault? Or did a potentially viable mechanism come apart in Gorbachev's clumsy hands? Does its failure mean that true socialism is never economically viable? The economic dimension is at the very heart of the Russian story in the twentieth century. Economic issues were the cornerstone of soviet ideology and the soviet system, and economic issues brought the whole system crashing down in 1989-91. This book is a record of what happened, and it is also an analysis of the failure of Soviet economics as a concept.

The CIS Handbook

Author: Patrick Heenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135931773
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Reference

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reorganization and Reform in the Soviet Economy

Author: Susan J. Linz
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0873324722
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

Richly represented in the Russian folktale tradition, the legends in this work are religious tales in a peasant village setting. Among the standard themes is the return of Christ, who wanders through rural Russia with his disciples. Satan appears too, as do a cast of spirits and lesser devils.

Soviet Economic Development Since 1917

Author: Maurice Dobb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136323775
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This book follows on from the author’s volume Russian Economic Development and although it encompasses some of the same material it charts the history and progress of the Soviet economy down to the efforts at reconstruction after The Second World War. A new chapter was added which covers the post-war decade from the end of the war to the announcement of the Sixth Year Plan.

Hard Times

Author: William Moskoff
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 1563242141
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Business & Economics

The precipitous decline of the Soviet population's standard of living in the last years of the USSR is one of the great ironies of the Gorbachev era. In Hard Times, economist William Moskoff takes a closer look at the objective and subjective experience of economic decline as it affected ordinary citizens. After an introductory survey of the Soviet economy during these years, Moskoff examines several key problems: the chronic shortages of food and consumer goods, so emblematic of Soviet life, and the hoarding, black marketeering, and corruption which scarcity fostered. Next he takes the measure of declining living standards in the late 1980s and early 1990s as reflected in prices and incomes, collapsing social programs, and rising indigency and homelessness. Employment, by contrast, shows a relatively small decline - a reflection of political rather than economic realities. In concluding chapters the population's response to the combined experience of political liberalization and economic distress is examined, with special attention to labor militancy and the radicalization of popular moods.

Soviet Economy Brink Of Reform

Author: P.J.D. Wiles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136031441
Release Date: 2014-02-04
Genre: Political Science

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.