First published in 1960 Trade with Communist Countries presents an important research report for the first time covering the essential facts and drawing conclusions on East/West trading possibilities. Two authors combine to ensure an authoritative coverage of the many facets of this complex problem. Alec Nove examines the organisation of Soviet trade against the background of domestic economic planning and assesses the prospects for greater East/West trade. In course of his review he discusses such important questions as rates of exchange, bilateralism, and strategic controls. Desmond Donnelly surveys the prospects and practical methods of trading with Communist countries and examines the political consequences of freer trading relations between capitalist and Communist countries. Rich in archival resources this book is a must read for scholars and researchers of economics, economic history, Soviet history, and international trade.
Table of Contents
Sphere of Communist Influence Foreword by J. B. Scott, D.F.C Book I by Alec Nove- The Economics of East-West Trade Part I: Principles and Prospects 1. The Framework of Internal Trade 2. The Relations between External Trade and Internal Planning 3. Discriminations in External Trade 4. The Limitations on External Trade 5. The Prospect for Increased External Trade 6. A Politico-Economic Appraisal Part II: The Economic Structure of Communist Countries A. The Economic Administrative Regions of (‘Sovnarkhozy’) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics B. Organisational Structure of an Economic Council (Sverdlovsk Sovnarkhoz) Part III: External Trade Statistics A. Soviet External Trade B. East German External Trade C. Polish External Trade D. Czechoslovakian External Trade BOOK II by Desmond Donnelly- The Mechanics of East-West Trade Part I: The Background 1. Problems of Trading with Communists 2. The Soviet Union 3. The East European Countries 4. China 5. Jugoslavia 6. The Prospects of East- West Trade Part II: Trading Corporations and the commodities they handle A. The Soviet Union B. Poland C. Czechoslovakia D. Roumania E. Bulgaria F. China Index
Alec Nove and Desmond Donnelly