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A Guide to the Socialist Economies

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ISBN 9781032250076
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
346 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1990, A Guide to the Socialist Economies explores the evolution of a variety of economic systems in the socialist world and highlights major problems facing fourteen countries – Albania, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Hungary, North Korea, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union, Vietnam and Yugoslavia –against a background of continuous change, characterized by such events as the Berlin blockade, the Korean war, the Hungarian revolution and the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

The traditional Soviet economic model is studied in detail as the basic system adopted by or imposed upon all of these countries. A separate chapter is devoted to foreign trade in general and Comecon in particular, while each of the country studies deals with the political and economic background, economic reforms (including industry, agriculture, the financial system and foreign trade and capital) and the private sector. The book provides information on the economic institutions of all the individual countries which is invaluable if the various courses of reform each country has engaged upon are to be understood. Historical material supplements contemporary information in a work which is to be an essential reference for anyone engaged in a study of, or trade with, the socialist countries.

Table of Contents

List of figures List of tables Preface Introduction Glossary Part I: The Soviet Union 1. The traditional Soviet economic system 2. Reform of the traditional economic system 3. Foreign trade Part II: Eastern Europe 4. The People’s Republic of Albania 5. Bulgaria 6. Czechoslovakia 7. The German Democratic Republic 8. Hungary 9. Poland 10. Romania 11. Yugoslavia Part II: Asia and the Caribbean 12. The People’s Republic of China 13. Cuba 14. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 15. The Mongolian People’s Republic 16. Socialist Republic of Vietnam Part IV: Conclusion 17. Summing up Bibliography Index

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Ian Jeffries