Editor's Note History and Context The Soviet Economy, 1945-91 Robin C. Stuart The CIS as an International Institution Neil Robinson Aspects of Economic Development in the CIS Gennady Polonsky Reforms and Prospects Russia Demid Golikov Belarus Luba Demidkina Ukraine Paul Kubicek The Five States of Central Asia Michael Kaser The Three Caucasian States Michael Kaser Moldova Ronald J. Hill Economic and Social Issues Energy and Raw Materials Olga Kuznetsova Change and Continuity in Manufacturing Marianne Afanassieva Financial Services Olga Kuznetsova Social Divisions in CIS Countries Stuart Griffin International Relations Russia and East Asia Terence P. McNeill Relations with the United States Laura Richards Cleary Relations with European Countries Bogdan Szajkowski and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan Appendices Chronology Glossary Personalities Political and Economic Institutions Ethnic Groups Bibliography Index.
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Each volume in the Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series examines key issues affecting the economic growth of the region. The series is designed to help the general reader understand a variety of complex factors -- social, political and economic -- that will bear on a region's economic growth. The Handbooks begin with two to three chapters that situate a region's economic conditions and initiatives within an historical and political context. There follow some 20 chapter-length essays, each prepared by a recognised expert in the field, analysing such factors as population, natural resources, foreign trade, banking and financial structure, as well as the role of multinational corporations, the labour situation and distribution of wealth within the region. Each volume closes with a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region; a glossary of terms; biographical entries on key personalities; an annotated bibliography of further reading; and an index. (source: Nielsen Book Data)