Capitalism Russian-Style by Thane GustafsonCapitalism Russian-Style by Thane Gustafson

Capitalism Russian-Style

byThane Gustafson

Paperback | November 28, 1999

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Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on one of the most important economic experiments going on in the world today: the building of capitalism in Russia. It describes Russian achievements in building private banks, companies, stock exchanges, new laws and law courts. It analyzes the role of the mafia, the new financial empires, entrepreneurs, business tycoons, and the shrinking Russian state. Thane Gustafson tells how the Soviet system was dismantled and the new market society was born, and examines the prospects for a Russian economic miracle in the twenty-first century.
Title:Capitalism Russian-StyleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521645956

ISBN - 13:9780521645959


Table of Contents

1. Revolution or 'crony capitalism'?; 2. Insider privatization and its consequences; 3. Wall Street comes to Moscow; 4. The Russian banks come of age; 5. No capitalism without capitalists; 6. The epidemic of crime; 7. Toward the rule of law; 8. Beyond coping: the recovery of society; 9. The shrinking state and the battle for taxes; 10. Conclusion: halfway to market.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is an excellent vade mecum through the spectacular confusion that was Russian transition in the 1990s...Gustafson is an informative and persuasive guide, with a style rich in illustrative vignettes, telling statistics, and neat summary judgments." Slavic Review