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

View: 1353

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.

The political economy of Russian oil

Author: David Stuart Lane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 967

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.

The Political Economy of Post-Soviet Russia

Author: V. Tikhomirov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230289061

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7285

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).

The Political Economy of Russia

Author: Neil Robinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442210753

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 5717

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Post-Soviet Power

Author: Susanne A. Wengle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107072484

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 1599

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

Russian Politics and Society

Author: Richard Sakwa

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415227537

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 3708

Richard Sakwa's "Russian Politics and Society" is a comprehensive study of Russia's post-communist political development. It has, since its first publication in 1993, become a useful guide for all those who need to know about the current political scene in Russia, about the country's political stability and about the future of democracy under its post-communist leadership. This introductory textbook covers all the key issues; it is clearly written; and it includes the most up-to-date material currently available. For this third edition, Richard Sakwa has updated the text throughout to include details of Yeltsin's second term and the impact on Russian politics of the rise of his successor, Vladimir Putin. It also contains a substantially expanded bibliography, and appendices showing election results, chronology, social and demographic figures and recent census data.

Aluminum Ore

The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry

Author: Robin S. Gendron,Mats Ingulstad,Espen Storli

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774825340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1281

As the key component in aluminum production, bauxite has become one of the most important minerals of the last one hundred years. To some it brought economic and political advantage, but for many others, its development left a legacy of exploitation. Aluminum Ore explores the history of bauxite in the twentieth century and the global forces that this history represents, from its strategic development in the First World War to its role in the globalization of markets as companies from the northern hemisphere vied for the resources of the south. Featuring essays by scholars from around the world, this wide-ranging collection is a history of one essential mineral and a new perspective on a time of change.

Explaining post-Soviet patchworks

The political economy of regions, regimes and republics

Author: Klaus Segbers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754616337

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 2541


Building Big Business in Russia

The Impact of Informal Corporate Governance Practices

Author: Yuko Adachi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8485

This book examines the development of big business in Russia since the onset of market oriented reform in the early 1990s. It explains how privatized post-Soviet enterprises, many of which made little sense as business units, were transformed into functional firms able to operate in the environment of a market economy. It provides detailed case studies of three key companies – Yukos Oil Company, Siberian (Russian) Aluminium and Norilsk Nickel – all of which played a key role in Russia’s economic recovery after 1998, describing how these companies were created, run and have developed. It shows how Russian businesses during the 1990s routinely relied on practices not entirely compatible with formal rules, in particular in the area of corporate governance. The book fully explores the critical role played by informal corporate governance practices - such as share dilution, transfer pricing, asset stripping, limiting shareholders access to votes, and 'bankruptcy to order’ - as Russian big business developed during the 1990s. Unlike other studies on Russian corporate governance, this book highlights the ambiguous impact of informal corporate governance practices on the companies involved as commercial entities, and suggests that although their use proved costly to Russia’s business reputation, they helped core groups of owners/managers at the time to establish coherent business firms. Overall, the book shows that we cannot understand the nature of current economic changes in Russia without recognising the crucial role played by informal corporate governance practices in the creation and development of big business in post-Soviet Russia.

Russia’s Changing Economic and Political Regimes

The Putin Years and Afterwards

Author: Andrey Makarychev,Andre Mommen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135006946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7927

The book reveals the interconnection between social, cultural and political protest movements and social and economic changes in a post-communist country like Russia still dominated by bureaucratic rulers and "oligarchs" controlling all basic industries and mining activities. Those interests are also dominating Russia’s foreign policy and explain why Russia did not succeed in becoming an integral part of Europe. The latter is, at least, wished by many Russian citizens.

Der Oligarch

Author: Wolfgang Kemp

Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR

ISBN: 3866744897

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 7199

Eine Riege junger Männer gelangte nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion aus dem Stand heraus zu fabelhaftem Reichtum: die »Oligarchen«. Allesamt einst Günstlinge Boris Jelzins, sind einige unter Putin inzwischen in Ungnade gefallen, der prominenteste von ihnen ist Michail Chodorkowski. Im eigenen Land fristen sie daher zumeist ein äußerst prekäres Dasein, im Westen aber dürfen sie sich als Märtyrer feiern lassen. Nicht nur der zweifelhafte Ursprung seines Aufstiegs und die ostentative Zurschaustellung und beinharte Verteidigung seines Vermögens zeichnen den Oligarchen aus, sondern vor allem der »Wille zur Yacht«, die als unabdingbarer Ausweis seiner ökonomischen Potenz gilt. Um global agieren zu können, muss der Oligarch seinen Einfluss auf der internationalen politischen Bühne geltend machen, sein Sozialprestige aufbessern. Welche Mittel er dafür einsetzt, davon berichtet Wolfgang Kemp, der die glamourösen wie auch klandestinen Auftritte des Oligarchen-Jetsets seit Jahren verfolgt. Er kennt die wechselnden Standorte ihrer Yachten, weiß über die Ausrüstung ihrer privaten Sicherheitsdienste Bescheid, gibt Einblick in ihre finanziellen Machenschaften, die nicht selten auch von westlichen Politikern gedeckt werden.

Affluence in jeopardy; minerals and the political economy

Author: Charles Frederick Park,Margaret C. Freeman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 953

Focuses on the place of minerals and energy in a modern industrial economy, pointing out the limitations on the supplies and sources of these materials as well as the necessity to use domestic resources effectively and to develop and keep open lines of international trade. Primarily focuses on the United States.

The Political History of Ghana (1950-2013)

The Experience of a Non-Conformist

Author: Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149698563X

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 3266

This book is an instructive historical record of the First Republic of Ghana and the triumphs and tribulations of successive governments since 1950. It reminds us of the struggle between Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his political opponents in the period preceding the achievement of political independence for Ghana, the events leading to his overthrow, and its impact on the course of Ghanas history. It is perhaps the most comprehensive history to date of the Rawlings era, the establishment of the Fourth Republic, and the formation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The NDC came to eclipse the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) as the rival of the DanquahBusia tradition manifested in the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the countrys oldest national political movement originally formed to pioneer the independence struggle but later eclipsed by the breakaway CPP. The UGCC has undergone several transformations since and today is represented by the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The book well documents the challenges facing independent Ghana, including those related to the growth of democracy nationwide and within political parties. The African liberation struggle, the drama of the Congo crisis of the 1960s, and the Liberian crisis of the 1990s are graphically re-enacted to highlight Ghanas significant role in the events. It is perhaps the best account of the sacrifices Ghana and other ECOWAS countries, particularly Nigeria, made in returning peace to Liberia after a bitter civil war through the successful peacekeeping and peace-enforcement efforts of ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG). The book sheds light on Dr. Obed Yao Asamoahs evolution into a politician of no mean achievement during the creation of the Fourth Republic and as the longest serving Foreign Minister and Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Ghana has ever known, offices he held simultaneously between 1993 and 1997.

Red Notice

Wie ich Putins Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde

Author: Bill Browder

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446443193

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 5357

Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.


Wie die Finanzelite und ihre Netzwerke die Welt regieren

Author: Sandra Navidi

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862488691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6555

Gewinner der Silver Medal des Axiom Business Book Award 2016 Auf der Liste der Bloomberg Best Books 2016 Mit einem exklusiven Vorwort von Star-Ökonom Nouriel Roubini $uper-hubs enthüllt, wie die Finanzelite und ihre mächtigen Netzwerke das Weltgeschehen – und damit unser aller Leben – beherrschen. Super-hubs sind die am besten vernetzten Knotenpunkte innerhalb des Finanznetzwerks, wie Milliardär George Soros, JP-Morgan-Chef Jamie Dimon und Blackrock-Boss Larry Fink. Ihre persönlichen Beziehungen und globalen Netzwerke verleihen ihnen finanzielle, wirtschaftliche und politische "Super-Macht". Mit ihren Entscheidungen bewegen sie täglich Billionen auf den Finanzmärkten und haben somit direkten Einfluss auf Industrien, Arbeitsplätze, Wechselkurse, Rohstoffe oder sogar den Preis unserer Lebensmittel. Als Insiderin der Hochfinanz nimmt Sandra Navidi Sie mit hinter die Kulissen dieses Mikrokosmos der Macht: zum Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos, zum Internationalen Währungsfonds, zu Thinktanks, Benefizgalas und glamourösen Partys. Sie beleuchtet die Menschen, die hinter abstrakten Institutionen und Billionen an Kapital stehen, ihr Erfolgsgeheimnis, ihre privilegierte Existenz und die Auswirkungen auf unser Finanzsystem und damit auch auf die Zukunft unserer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Erstmals überhaupt gibt Sandra Navidi damit einen Einblick in die sonst hermetisch abgeriegelte Machtelite.

Das kapital

Kritik der politischen oekonomic

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: N.A


Category: Capital

Page: 830

View: 3110


The History of Mining

The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world

Author: Michael Coulson

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857192663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 1450

THE INDUSTRY THAT FORGED THE MODERN WORLD Throughout history metals and raw materials have underpinned human activity. So it is that the industry responsible for extracting these materials from the ground - mining - has been ever present throughout the history of civilisation, from the ancient world of the Egyptians and Romans, to the industrial revolution and the British Empire, and through to the present day, with mining firms well represented on the world's most important stock indexes including the FTSE100. This book traces the history of mining from those early moments when man first started using tools to the present day where metals continue to underpin economic activity in the post industrial age. In doing so, the history of mining methods, important events, technological developments, the important firms and the sparkling personalities that built the industry are examined in detail. At every stage, as the history of mining is traced from 40,000BC to the present day, the level of detail increases in accordance with the greater social and industrial developments that have played out as time has progressed. This means that a particular focus is given to the period since the industrial revolution and especially the 20th century. A look is also taken into the future in an effort to chart the direction this great industry might take in years to come. Many books have been written about mining; the majority have focused on a particular metal, geographical area, mining event or mining personality, but 'The History of Mining' has a broader scope and covers all of these essential and fascinating areas in one definitive volume.