The Russian Economy: From Lenin to Putin
February 2007, ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell
List of Tables.
Part I: Foundations.
1. Muscovy and the West.
2. Economic Fundamentals.
Part II: Soviet Communism: Lenin and Stalin.
3. War Communism: 1917-1921.
4. NEP: 1921-1929.
5. Command Communism: 1929-1953.
6. Terror, Homicides, and Forced Labor: 1929-1953.
7. Economic Performance: 1929-1953.
Part III: Soviet Communism: Hope and Disenchantment.
8. Reform Communism: 1953-1991.
9. Structural Militarization.
10. Delusions of Adequacy.
Part IV: Russia.
- New textbook, offering a more sober recounting of the Bolshevik saga, stripped bare of socialist romanticism.
- Focuses equally on the micro- and macroeconomics of administrative command planning, and Russia's post-communist market system.
- Provides students with an understanding of the Soviet economic system and the causes of its failure that are so central to any study of Russia's struggle towards a market economy and its prospects for the future.
Quinn Mills, Harvard Business School
“In this path-breaking book, Steven Rosefielde combines solid economic theory with a keen understanding of cultural specificity, arriving at a thought-provoking explanation of why Russian economic performance has remained inferior to the western ideal.”
Stefan Hedlund, University of Uppsala, Sweden
“Russia’s continuing regression from liberalism in politics and economics has a context. It is not just due to the evil machinations of Putin, Yeltsin, and their entourages. For those who wish to understand how Russia got to where it is and where it might be going, this is an immensely useful and tough-minded analysis.”
Stephen Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
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