Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2002.
Book — 817 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Prologue: Future corpses
pt. 1. The battlefield of famine : Russia's crisis and America's response
pt. 2. Love and death on the Volga : dramas and distractions at the famine front
pt. 3. Say it ain't so, comrade : American adventures in the communist utopia
pt. 4. Masters of efficiency : youthful America confronts eternal Russia
Epilogue: Since then
Appendix: Riga agreement.
When famine struck Bolshevik Russia in 1921, the US responded with a two-year relief mission that battled starvation and disease, and saved millions of lives. The tale told here is largely derived from the diaries, memoirs and letters of the American participants. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The challenge of perestroika: transition to intensive development
strengthening social provision
radical reform of management
more cooperatives and self-employment
glasnost, democracy and self-management
the first steps
will it happen?
on the eve - the lessons of history
efficiency as the driving force of perestroika
the challenge of technological breakthrough
new investment policy
the radical reform of management
plan and market
an open economy
the enterprise - incentives for self-development
perestroika for people
glasnost, democracy, self-management as the dynamo of perestroika
can the Soviet economy sustain a new round of the arms race?
in place of a conclusion - the Soviet economy in the 21st century. Appendix 1 Use of dynamic inter-branch models to study the future growth of the Soviet economy. Appendix 2 Mathematical economic research into the problem of combining centralisation in the development of the national economic system with independence of its separate productive units.
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Abel Aganbegyan, once Gorbachev's closest economic advisor, looks at the far-reaching effects of reconstruction on the Soviet economy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Although the West promised billions of dollars in aid when the communist East Bloc collapsed, reforms financed by Western taxpayers did little to help the nations of the region reconstruct themselves as free-market states. This work explains where the Western dollars went, why Western nations did s. (source: Nielsen Book Data)