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The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Global Economy : International Council for Central and East European Studies - Marie Lavigne

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Global Economy

International Council for Central and East European Studies

By: Marie Lavigne (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1992
ISBN: 9780521414173
Number Of Pages: 240

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The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are moving away from a centrally planned economy toward integration within the global economy. How did this transition begin? Is this an aim which all the countries can afford? What conditions are to be met so that the countries will achieve a level of development comparable with the average level of their industrial partners? In this timely volume, leading international political economists from both the East and West provide an in-depth analysis of these questions. In doing so they explore the three main challenges that currently face the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. First, the contributors analyze how the Communist bloc is redirecting its economic relations away from the political privileges of trade and cooperation with the CMEA and the Third World toward the West, in particular Western Europe. Secondly, they examine how the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are eager to overcome their development lag and implement a restructuring policy, which implies increasing involvement of Western capital. Finally, the authors assess how the transition to the market requires liberalizing foreign trade, introducing convertibility, transforming property structures, all of which are also part of the ongoing domestic reform. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Global Economy provides a comprehensive understanding of the international dimensions and will be widely read by students and specialists of Soviet and East European studies, economics, and political science.

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Introduction: the USSR and Eastern Europe opening to the world
Integration: The East in the World Economy
East-West European integration
East-West trade: what is it good for?
US interests in granting most favored nation status to the Soviet Union
New developments in economic relations between Japan and CMEA countries
Perestroika and its implications for Soviet foreign aid
Features and trends of East Germany's aid and trade with the Third World
Growth, Technology Transfers and Joint Ventures
East-West technology transfer and Soviet regional development: continuity and change
East-West technology flows: recent developments and perspectives
The opening of the USSR to foreign capital: from concessions during NEP to joint ventures under perestroika
Current joint venture law and its impact on the Polish economy
Joint ventures in Poland: interests and experiences of western firms
Lieralization: Entry into the International Markets
Perestroika and the new international economy
From decentralization to liberalization of foreign trade: the experience of Poland
Between two firs? Foreign economic relations of Eastern Europe: past, present, and future(s)
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ISBN: 9780521414173
ISBN-10: 0521414172
Series: International Council for Central and East European Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52

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