1st Edition

The Soviet Far East Geographical Perspectives on Development

Edited By Allan Rodgers Copyright 1990

    The Soviet Far East (1990) examines the largest economic region in the Soviet Union, the Far East. The region is explored in all its geographical and economic complexity. Chapters on the state of its development under Gorbachev (and his programme of investment) are supplemented by examinations of the history of its settlement, analysis of its unique environment and the threats which economic growth might pose for it, and of the region’s vital strategic significance to the Soviet Union.

    1. Introduction Allan Rodgers  2. Settling the Far East: Russian Conquest and Consolidation Gary Hausladen  3. Environmental Constraints and Biosphere Protection in the Soviet Far East Philip R. Pryde and Victor L. Mote  4. Population and Labour Force Ann C. Helgeson  5. Resources Craig ZumBrunnen  6. Forest and Fishing Industries Brenton M. Barr  7. The South Yakutian Territorial Production Complex Victor L. Mote  8. The Far Eastern Transport System Robert N. North  9. Commodity Movements and Regional Economic Development Allan Rodgers  10. Soviet Far Eastern Trade Michael J. Bradshaw  11. Economic and Strategic Position of the Soviet Far East: Development and Prospect Leslie Dienes  12. Conclusions and Recent Developments Elisa B. Miller and Allan Rodgers


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