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Russia and America
The Roots of Economic Divergence

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ISBN 9781032485614
June 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

Russia and America (1987) examines the divergence between two countries organised on diametrically opposed economic principles – one centrally-planned, state-dominated, the other a highly decentralised market economy, free from significant government intervention. It highlights not the political changes brought about by the Russian revolution, but a longer more gradual process of interaction between physical and human environments. A comparative study extending over several centuries is used to account for the striking differences in their economic history.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Theory and Practice  1. Coverage and Concepts  2. ‘Stylised Facts’ and Questions  Part 2. Risk, Resources and the Natural Environment  3. Of Gardens and Deserts  4. Economic Impact of Shocks and Disasters  5. Pioneer Risk  Part 3. Risk, Regimes and the Human Environment  6. Creation of Government  7. Creation of Markets  8. Interaction of Government and Markets  Part 4. Conclusion  9. A General Model of an Uncertain and Insecure World

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Colin White