Business and the State in Contemporary Russia is the most recent volume in the John M. Olin Critical Issues series, published by Westview in conjunction with Harvard's Davis Center for Russian Research. In this latest installation, contributors discuss issues as far-ranging as the dynamics of rule in contemporary Russia, the banking elite, the politics of the Russian media business, the political economy of the Russian oil and coal industries, and the causes and consequences of the August 1998 crash.
* List of Acronyms * List of Illustrations * Preface * Introduction: Business and the State in Russia, Peter Rutland * 1. How Russia Is Ruled, Donald N. Jensen * 2. The Distorted Russian Media Market, Laura Belin, with Floriana Fossato and Anna Kachkaeva * 3. Moscow City Management: A New Form of Russian Capitalism? Virginie Coulloudon * 4. The Political Economy of Russian Oil, David Lane * 5. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Russia's Troubled Coal Industry, Stephen Crowley * 6. Trade Unions, Management, and the State in Contemporary Russia, Linda J. Cook * 7. The August 1998 Crash: Causes and Consequences, Peter Rutland * About the Contributors