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Political Economy of Russian Oil : Russia & the Former Republics S. - David Lane

Political Economy of Russian Oil

Russia & the Former Republics S.

By: David Lane (Editor)


Published: 28th November 1999
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One of the dominant export-oriented industries in Russia, oil is a major source of tax revenue and wealth. The privatization of these vast assets has made the industry a site not only for conflict between power holders but also a strategic target for international corporations and Western governments. In this thoughtful analysis, a group of international specialists explores the political and economic issues and controversies surrounding the oil industry's move to capitalism. The authors examine the spread of crime and corruption, the role of Russian and Western financial institutions, regional tensions, and the international dimension. As a paradigm for the Russian economy as a whole, the case of oil industry provides invaluable insights for understanding the political and economic problems confronting Russia today.

This revealing volume offers considerable insight from the perspective of the oil industry. . . . Well worth reading by all who might seek to understand the reasons behind the underperformance of the Russian economy and society during the 1990s.--Slavic Review

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: The Evolution of the Post-Soviet Oil Industry Chapter 3 Structure and Ownership Chapter 4 Banks and the Financial Sector Chapter 5 The Oil Elite: Background and Outlook Chapter 6 Corruption and Crime in the Russian Oil Industry Part 7 Part II: Russian Oil and the Regions Chapter 8 Tiumen, Decentralization and Center-Periphery Tension Chapter 9 Federalization and the West Siberian Oil and Gas Province Part 10 Part III: International and Foreign Policy Implications Chapter 11 Oil, Politics, and Foreign Policy Chapter 12 Russian Interference in the Caspian Sea Region: Dplomacy Adrift

ISBN: 9780847695096
ISBN-10: 0847695093
Series: Russia & the Former Republics S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 28th November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.86  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.28