This book highlights that Soviet economic planners and politicians must come to recognize the need to make fundamental changes, not simply incremental refinements, in the failing Soviet system. It examines the dynamics of the process of perestroika and the complexity of individual economic issues.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- How to Think about Perestorika -- Redefining Socialism in the USSR -- The NEP, Perestroika, and the Problem of Alternatives -- Ownership Issues in Perestroika -- Lessons from Eastern Europe -- The Reemergence of Soviet Cooperatives -- Is There a “Privatization” of Soviet Agriculture? -- Perestorika and Innovation in Soviet Industry -- Prospects for Commodity and Financial Exchanges -- Retail Price Reform and the Soviet Consumer -- Perestroika and Social Entitlements
John E. Tedstrom,