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The Guns of August 2008

Russia's War in Georgia, 1st Edition

By Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr


224 pages

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In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.

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Basing their work on two national surveys of household income in China - in 1988 and 1995 - leading Chinese and Western economists explore a wide range of aspects of the rapidly changing income distribution that occurred during this critical period of reform and transition to a market system. They consider increasing inequality and its causes, urban wages, the gender earnings gap, rural migration, income distribution and food security, and more.

About the Series

Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus

Books in this series are published in association with the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, US, and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, Sweden, under the editorship of Svante Cornell.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General