Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c1999.
Book — x, 173 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
These analyses of the Ukranian economy show why not all transitions have a happy ending. In the Ukraine, ideology and poor policy choices can be seen to have combined to forestall even the most hopeful signs of recovery. Banaian argues that "arrested transition" may continue indefinitely. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Economic overview-- the effects of the Chernobyl disaster-- the tragedy of Narodychi-- ecology - irrigation and nuclear power projects-- ecology - the green world-- the Donbass miners and the
1989 coal strike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume highlights the problems of the environment and industry in Ukraine from 1985 to 1990. It begins with the aftermath to Chernobyl (the subject of two earlier works by the author) and continues with other ecological issues. The main theme of the book is the close link between the damage to nature and the growth of political activism and patriotism in Ukraine. In turn, industrial workers in Ukraine have acted independently to address labour conditions and the author pays special attention to the coal miners' strike of the summer of 1989. The volume aims to demonstrate the politicization of Ukraine on the eve of sovereignty and the follies of an outdated system of centralized planning. (source: Nielsen Book Data)