Explaining Post-Soviet Patchworks: v. 2: Pathways from the Past to the Global
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This title was first published in 2001. Based on extensive research, this trilogy provides new insights into Post-Soviet transformations without taking refuge in the traditional assumption that Russia is unique. Using powerful analytical tools, this trilogy marks the re-integration of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) into the main current of political science. An invaluable resource for all those interested in Russia and the Post-Soviet states. This second volume is concerned with institutions. It considers markets, property rights, networks, the information technology revolution and Russia's future and migration. The contributors take an original approach, putting the developments of the Post-Soviet states during the last ten years into a medium term context, elevating the debate above normal political speculation.A substantial and unique text, this book is relevant for students, researchers, journalists and decision-makers interested in the politics, international relations, economics, social policy and sociology of the FSU.