262 pages | 54 B/W Illus.
Over the course of the last thirty years post-communist Russia has either been struggling with crises, discussing the lessons learned from past crises, or attempting to trace the contours of future crises. Based on the author’s own experiences and his research over this long period, this book traces the logic of the development of the crises and the anti-crisis policies, and shows the continuity, or discontinuity, in determining particular solutions. It demonstrates how perceptions of the priorities for economic policy, and the problems of economic growth and the formation of a new model and its alternatives were formed and how they changed. It also outlines the evolution of ideas about the role of social politics and human capital sectors in addressing anti-crisis and modernization issues, and discusses the changing views on the institutional and structural priorities for Russia’s development. This is an important book on an economic subject of crucial global significance by a leading participant.
Introduction. Economic Crises in Contemporary History of Russia
Part I. Crises and Revolutions
Chapter 1. A Breakdown in Continuity: Key Aspects of a Revolutionary Transformation
Chapter 2. Post-Communist Russia: Characteristics of the Revolutionary Transformations
Part II. The 1998 Crisis in Russia
Chapter 3. The Background of the 1998 Financial Crisis in Russia
Chapter 4. The Chronicle of the Financial Crisis
Chapter 5. The Political Nature of the Financial Crisis
Chapter 6. Anti-Crisis Policies
Chapter 7. Effects of the 1998 Financial Crisis
Part III. Challenges of the Global Crisis
Chapter 8. Global Crisis: Historical Context and Trends of Economic Development
Chapter 9. Anti-crisis: Labels, Fears, Traps
Chapter 10. In Quest for a New Economic Model
Part IV. The Russian Version of the Global Crisis
Chapter 11. The Drama of 2008: From an Economic Miracle to an Economic Crisis
Chapter 12. Economic Policy of 2009: Between Crisis and Modernization
Chapter 13. Economic Policy in 2010: In Search of Innovation
Chapter 14. Economic Policy of 2011: The Global Crisis and the Search for a New Growth Model
Chapter 15. Economic Policy of 2012: Between Modernization and Stagnation
Chapter 16. Economic Policy of 2013: Reconstruction or Acceleration?
Chapter 17. Economic Policy of 2014: A New Frontier and Old Challenges
Chapter 18. Economic Policy of 2015: Sanctions and Anti-Crisis Agenda
Chapter 19. New Economic Reality: Lessons of Stabilization and Prospects of Growth
Conclusion. Medium-Term Economic Policy Priorities
Appendix. Figures and tables
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