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The Destruction of the Soviet Economic System: An Insider's History : An Insider's History - Michael Ellman

The Destruction of the Soviet Economic System: An Insider's History

An Insider's History

Paperback Published: 31st October 1998
ISBN: 9780765602640
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18 years old

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The inside story of the political collpase of the Soviet Union is far better understood than the course of economic and social disintegration. In order to capture the story, the editors compiled a list of questions which they addressed to former top Soviet officials and economic and other policy advisors (both Soviet and foreign) who were privy not only to data on the functioning of the Soviet economy but also to the internal policy debate during the 1980s. This volume assembles the Informants' analyses of key issues and the turning points, and weaves them into a compelling history of systemic collapse. Among the topics investigated are: economic policies in the 1980s; the standard of living: the reliability of Soviet statistics; Gosplan's projections for the economy to the year 2000; was the arms race starving the civilian economy? the role of ideology in supporting the functioning of an economic system; the party's participating in economic management; the influence of foreign advisors; the struggle over a transition program; the functioning and collapse of the supply system, the CMEA, and the foreign trade system.

What We Learn from the Insiders
The USSR in the 1980s
Early Attempts at Change, 1983-87
Radical Economic Reform, 1987-89
Political Reforms, 1989-91
Radical Economic Reform, 1989-91
Impacts of the Reforms
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ISBN: 9780765602640
ISBN-10: 0765602644
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31st October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.49

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