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International Political Economy and Socialism - Marie Lavigne

International Political Economy and Socialism

By: Marie Lavigne, David Lambert (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 29th March 1991
ISBN: 9780521334273
Number Of Pages: 410

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International Political Economy and Socialism is a revised and updated version of Professor Marie Lavigne's best seller, Economie Internationale des Pays Socialistes. It is a most timely revision in which she presents a comprehensive view of the strategies and achievements in the international trade of the Soviet Union, the GDR, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Marie Lavigne divides the book into three parts. In the first, she examines trading relations within the CMEA and with their partners in the South and West. In the second she focuses on the main categories of products which dominate these trading relationships--technology, energy and food. In the final section, Professor Lavigne analyzes the management of international financial relations by countries which lack domestic monetary markets. She concludes by raising questions concerning the place these socialist economies occupy in today's world economy and the place they may occupy tomorrow.

"Lavigne's exposition is clear and concise, and Lambert's translation reads smoothly." Choice "She offers valuable insights about these [Russia and Eastern European] countries' complex sets of institutions, attitudes, and mechanisms and points out how important it is to understand their functioning in the period of transition from centrally planned to market economies. For these reasons, the book should be of interest to persons specializing in Soviet affairs, East and Central European studies, international and comparative economics, and international political economy." Perspectives on Political Science

Preface
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Autarky, opening up and external constraint
Polarisations and Policies
The three-way polarisations of international economic relations
Cooperation: specialisation, countertrade, assistance
Trade mechanisms and policies: from state trading to market
Commodities and Strategies
Technologies
Energy
Agriculture
Finance and Risk
From clearing to the dollar
Debt and reschedulings
Conclusion
Appendix
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521334273
ISBN-10: 0521334276
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 29th March 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.77