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States And Markets

Comparing Japan And Russia, 1st Edition

By Guoli Liu


165 pages

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Initial excitement in the West over the reform of Soviet communism under Gorbachev and then euphoria over the disintegration of the USSR have now been replaced by concern, controversy, and sometimes despair over prospects for democracy and a marlcet economy in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Despair is reflected in the popular joke that the transition from a communist centrally planned economy to a capitalist market economy is like the transition from fiSh soup. to an aquarium. Only time will tell if the aquarium analogy holds water. Meanwhile, as policy makers in Russia and elsewhere in the former Soviet Union grapple with strategies, tactics, and details, scholars and policy advisors continue to debate questions of sequence, timing, and appropriate models.

Table of Contents

Foreword /Frederic J. Fleron, Jr. -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The State's Vital Role in Modernization -- 3 Postwar Patterns of State-Market Relations -- 4 Perestroika and the Push Toward Marketization -- 5 The Japanese Model: Limits and Lessons for Russia -- 6 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Book and Author.

About the Author

Guoli Liu is assistant professor of political science at the College of Charleston. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York-Buffalo and was visiting assistant professor at the State University of New York-Brockport.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies