New Rich, New Poor, New Russia: Winners and Losers on the Russian Road to Capitalism
Winners and Losers on the Russian Road to Capitalism
Now expanded to cover the consequences of Russia's 1998 financial collapse, this book focuses on the social consequences of a modern-day great depression. The text examines the unequal distribution of the costs and benefits of Russia's leap into capitalism. The topics covered include: the emergence of the "new poor"; the recruitment of a business elite; the changing social and economic status of women; and the impact of marketization on employment. The study draws on a range of statistics and survey research data to present a portrait of the lives and circumstances of comtemporary Russians.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Costs of Market Bolshevism; Free Market Ideology and the Specter of Inequality; Critical Responses to Radical Reform; The Rise of Mass Poverty; A Question of Difference: Women as Losers; Wage Earners: Winners and Losers; A New Capitalist Class: Entrepreneurs and the Economic Elite; Why No Social Democracy in Russia?; After the Fall.