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China's Rise, Russia's Fall : Politics, Economics and Planning in the Transition from Stalinism - Peter Nolan

China's Rise, Russia's Fall

Politics, Economics and Planning in the Transition from Stalinism

Paperback Published: 30th October 1995
ISBN: 9780333622650
Number Of Pages: 360

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'A lively and well written comparison of economic transformation in China and the USSR/Russia, combining a good knowledge of the Chinese economy with a radical critique of Western transition orthodoxy, this very topical and very controversial book will be useful reading for students, administrators in many countries and international agencies, and business people.' - Michael Ellman, University of Amsterdam `Peter Nolan makes a pungent challenge to conventional wisdom by arguing that the Chinese approach to system reform has been vastly more successful than the shock therapy applied to Russia. His book is based on extensive comparison and deep insight into the political economy of both countries.' - John Toye, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex This book is the first attempt to analyse systematically the dramatic contrast in the results of post-Stalinist reform in China and Russia. It argues that there emerged a 'transition orthodoxy' about how to reform the communist systems of political economy. However, it was deeply flawed. The advice which flowed from this orthodoxy was the primary cause of the Soviet disaster. The decision not to follow it was the main reason for China's enormous success in its reform programme.

Preface - Abbreviations - Introduction - The Results of Reform in China and Russia - The Need for Reform of the Chinese and Soviet Systems of Political Economy - The Transition Orthodoxy and Its Problems - Catch-up Capabilities compared - Reform in China - Reform in Russia - Conclusion - Index

ISBN: 9780333622650
ISBN-10: 0333622650
Series: Politics, Economics and Planning in the Transition from Stal
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 30th October 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 13