The Political Economy of Russian Aluminium

Between the Dual State and Global Markets

Author: Jakub M. Godzimirski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319572342

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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This book addresses how the progress of the Russian aluminium industry, which has developed into an important global actor, has been influenced by the interaction of global market forces and the evolution of the Russian political system. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian aluminium producers needed to adapt to changing framework conditions, both with regards to the global aluminium market and in Russia. Examining the most important changes in the organization of the global aluminium trade – the reorganization and consolidation of Russian aluminium industry and its ‘oligarchization’ – Godzimirski charts the evolution of the relationship between political and economic power in Russia, and the impact that this development has had on survival and adaptation strategies of key aluminium players in the country.
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The political economy of Russian oil

Author: David Stuart Lane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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In this thoughtful analysis, a group of international specialists explores the political and economic issues and controversies surrounding the oil industry's move to capitalism. The authors examine the spread of crime and corruption, the role of Russian and Western financial institutions, regional tensions, and the international dimension.
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The Political Economy of Russia

Author: Neil Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442210753

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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upper-division courses on Government & Politics of Russia. Promote with Wegren/After Putin's Russia 5e--email to Wegren adopters?
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The New Political Economy of Russia

Author: Berglöf

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262261760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Can Russia's recent burst of economic growth be sustained? Taking a comprehensive look at the economic and political regime shift from Yeltsin to Putin, this book explores the key challenges facing the Russian economy: to narrow the productivity gap between Russian and Western firms and industries; to attract more domestic and foreign investment; and, underlying these goals, to implement the judicial, administrative, social, and banking reforms necessary to future growth.Written by a team of researchers from the Center for Economic and Financial Research -- a Moscow-based independent think tank -- the book draws on a wealth of new research and data. The authors emphasize the need to strengthen the protection of property rights, restructure the banking sector, and reduce government officials' powers to intervene arbitrarily in private businesses. They also stress the importance of enhancing human capital -- through educational reform and by reducing barriers to citizens' geographical and sectoral mobility. Considering political institutions, the authors examine the promise and risks of the centralization of power around President Putin. Finally, they discuss the likely impact of Russia's greater integration into the world economy, notably through its potential membership in the World Trade Organization.
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Shifting Political Economy of Russian Oil and Gas

Author: Tatiana Mitrova

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442259272

Category: Political Science

Page: 60

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This study fills a crucial gap by analyzing the evolution of Russia’s oil and gas sector and its anticipated realignment.
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The Political Economy of Post-Soviet Russia

Author: V. Tikhomirov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230289061

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This book deals with general political and economic developments that took place in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The major aim of the book is to analyse successes and failures of Russian reform attempts, as well as their effect on the development of Russian regions, particularly from the point of view of interrelation between socio-economic tendencies and political developments. Analysis concentrates on both national dynamics and dynamics of development in three main groups of regions (mining, agricultural and manufacturing).
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The Political Economy of Russia

Author: Neil Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442210753

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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upper-division courses on Government & Politics of Russia. Promote with Wegren/After Putin's Russia 5e--email to Wegren adopters?
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EU Leadership in Energy and Environmental Governance

Global and Local Challenges and Responses

Author: Jakub M. Godzimirski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137502762

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This edited collection focuses on the impact of the changing global distribution of power on the EU's energy policy and ability to project its approach to energy-related issues abroad. It maps the EU's changing position on global energy, the impact of various factors on its energy policy, and its relations with Russia, China, the USA and Brazil.
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Post-Soviet Power

Author: Susanne A. Wengle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072484

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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Examines the transformation of the Russian electricity system during post-Soviet marketization, arguing for a view of economic and political development as mutually constitutive.
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The Price of the Past

Russia's Struggle with the Legacy of a Militarized Economy

Author: Clifford G. Gaddy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780815730156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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For nearly sixty years, the Soviet Union had the most militarized economy in history. The sheer volume of arms produced, and the physical and human dimensions of the industrial apparatus used to produce those arms, was unmatched. Militarization affected every fiber of the economic system; for individuals and households, it provided support for measures to restrict free choice in almost every aspect of people's personal lives, from where they lived and worked to what they ate and wore. All of this has now changed radically. Russia has removed nearly all the restrictions on individuals and it is now drastically reducing its military-industrial sector. By some measures, one could say that the country has already demilitarized. Russia today produces only a small fraction of the arms it did five years ago, but militarization of the economy is far from an issue of the past for Russia. As this book clearly demonstrates, the costs which it imposed represent one of the biggest continuing burdens that Russia will have to bear. One of Clifford Gaddy's main purposes of this book is to uncover the enduring costs of militarization. This book differs from other studies of the overall effect of militarization on Soviet society in two ways. First, it stresses the connection between market reform and demilitarization. It shows how introducing market prices and giving citizens and firms freedom of choice have progressively stripped away many of the advantages previously enjoyed by the Soviet military-industrial complex. Second, the book concentrates on the consequences of militarization and demilitarization not only for enterprises, but also for individuals and local communities. This broad view provides new insights into how pervasive militarization really was in the past and how difficult demilitarization is and will continue to be in the transition period. The book is divided into two parts that focus loosely on "the system" and "the people." The first talks about what the Soviet defense economy was and how it has become encompassed by the overall reform process since 1985. The second analyzes how the behavior of the people at the grassroots is helping to shape the overall process of demilitarization in Russia. Gaddy focuses on the workers of the Russian defense enterprises, the notion of a paternalistic enterprise, and the cities and regions that depend on the defense enterprises. He concludes by assessing what the future of demilitarization will be, with attention to three levels: the enterprises, the people, and the regions.
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Godfather of the Kremlin

The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism

Author: Paul Klebnikov

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156013307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Chronicles the life of the head of one of Moscow's gangster families, who financed the reelection of Boris Yeltsin and became one of his key advisors.
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China's Emergent Political Economy

Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair

Author: Christopher A. McNally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134093977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This edited volume represents the first collaborative effort to explicitly view China’s rapid international ascent as associated with the same process that catapulted Great Britain, the United States, Germany, and Japan to international prominence – the emergence of a capitalist political economy. Each chapter therefore applies the capitalist lens to analyze aspects of China’s monumental social, economic, and political transition. Topics addressed range from examinations of China’s industrial capitalism and its new multinational corporations to studies of China’s changing polity, state-media relations, and foreign policy. With contributors writing from highly varied backgrounds each chapter approaches the subject from a slightly different perspective, but the underlying findings show considerable common ground. China is developing a unique form of capitalism by combining elements rooted in Chinese history, such as the prevalence of networked forms of capital and the continued dominance of the state, with the growing influence of global capital, including the rapid adaptation of recent organizational and technological innovations. Concluding chapters draw out what capitalism in the dragon’s lair implies for our 21st century world, cautioning that China’s rise is likely to challenge the present world order along both political and economic dimensions.
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The Oligarchs

Wealth And Power In The New Russia

Author: David E. Hoffman

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 161039111X

Category: History

Page: 608

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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.
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Darkness at Dawn

The Rise of the Russian Criminal State

Author: David Satter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300129092

Category: History

Page: 336

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Anticipating a new dawn of freedom and democracy after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russians could hardly have foreseen the reality of their future a decade later: a country desperately impoverished and controlled at every level by criminals. This compelling book tells the story of the 1990s reform period in Russia through the experiences of individual citizens. Recounting in detail the development of a new era of oppression, journalist David Satter conveys the staggering nature of the changes that have swept Russian life, society, and ways of thinking. Through the stories of people at all levels of Russian society, Satter describes fraudulent investment schemes, massive corruption, and the intrusion of organized crime everywhere. With insights derived from more than twenty years of writing and reporting on Russia, Satter considers why the individual human being there has historically counted for so little. And he offers an illuminating analysis of how Russia’s post-Soviet fate was decided when a new morality failed to fill the vast moral vacuum that communism left in its wake.
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Once Upon a Time in Russia

The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

Author: Ben Mezrich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147677191X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).
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Explaining post-Soviet patchworks

The political economy of regions, regimes and republics

Author: Klaus Segbers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754616337

Category: History

Page: 332

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Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, and Aluminum Cans

The Politics of Everyday Technologies

Author: Paul R. Josephson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417847

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Who would have guessed that the first sports bra was made out of two jockstraps sewn together or that it succeeded because of federal anti-discrimination laws? What do simple decisions about where to build a road or whether to buy into the carbon economy have to do with Hurricane Katrina or the Fukushima nuclear disaster? How did massive flood control projects on the Mississippi River and New Deal dams on the Columbia River lead to the ubiquity of high fructose corn syrup? And what explains the creation—and continued popularity—of the humble fish stick? In Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, and Aluminum Cans, historian Paul R. Josephson explores the surprising origins, political contexts, and social meanings of ordinary objects. Drawing on archival materials, technical journals, interviews, and field research, this engaging collection of essays reveals the forces that shape (and are shaped by) everyday objects. Ultimately, Josephson suggests that the most familiar and comfortable objects—sugar and aluminum, for example, which are inextricably tied together by their linked history of slavery and colonialism—may have the more astounding and troubling origins. Students of consumer studies and the history of technology, as well as scholars and general readers, will be captivated by Josephson’s insights into the complex relationship between society and technology. -- David E. Nye, University of Southern Denmark, author of Technology Matters: Questions to Live With
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The Global Political Economy of Israel

From War Profits to Peace Dividends

Author: Jonathan Nitzan,Shimshon Bichler

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316758

Category: History

Page: 407

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Leading writer Boris Kagarlitsky offers an ambitious account of 1000 years of Russian history.
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Rents to Riches?

The Political Economy of Natural Resource-Led Development

Author: Naazneen Barma,Kai Kaiser,Tuan Minh Le,Lorena Viñuela

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821387162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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This volume focuses on the political economy surrounding the detailed decisions that governments make at each step of the value chain for natural resource management. From the perspective of public interest or good governance, many resource-dependent developing countries pursue apparently short-sighted and sub-optimal policies in relation to the extraction and capture of resource rents, and to spending and savings from their resource endowments. This work contextualizes these micro-level choices and outcomes.
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