Regional economic policy in the USSR - terms of national income-- Central Asia - its role in the Soviet economy and its economic structure-- problems of industrialization - the structure of industry, the case of the South-Tadzhik territorial-production complex, character and rate of industrial development in Central Asia-- cotton-- water - the Aral Sea problem, the background of the Sibaral project, the Great River project as a focus of Russian Nationalist movement-- labour and employment - labour surplus, agriculture, women--the standard of living-- the shadow economy and organized crime - Mafia tendencies in the shadow economy, the Adylov case-- the impact of the Gorbachev reforms on Central Asia.
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A descriptive analysis of the fundamental issues involved in the economy of Soviet Central Asia, this study examines economic plans - including Gorbachev's proposed economic reforms - and considers the problems of carrying them out in what is the agricultural heartland of the USSR. The study does not attempt to provide an exhaustive, or definitive analysis of the Central Asian economy and its problems. It aims to deal with those issues that seem most important and peculiar to that region. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Boris Rumer explores the economic development of the four republics this troubled region comprises - Uzbekistan, Tajkistan, Turkmenistan, and Kirghizia - arguing that Central Asia serves as a prime example of the failure of Soviet regional economic development policies. (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)
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
Book — xiii, 195 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
An interesting and very readable overview first published (hardcover) in 1987. The paperback edition includes a new introduction by the author (political science, U. of Louisville) bringing it up to date. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. (source: Nielsen Book Data)