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The Russian Economy: A Very Short Introduction

Richard Connolly

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198848905

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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For many, Russia's political influence far exceeds its weight in the global economy. Richard Connolly demonstrates that in fact Russia's economy affords it global power, and explores how its socialist past has shaped its economic system into a unique blend of state and market.

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For many, Russia's political influence far exceeds its weight in the global economy. Richard Connolly demonstrates that in fact Russia's economy affords it global power, and explores how its socialist past has shaped its economic system into a unique blend of state and market.

  • Provides a balanced analysis of the different features of the Russian economy, which is one of the largest in the world
  • Provides a historically-rooted account of the development of the Russian economy since the imperial era
  • Considers Russia's failure to build a Western-type market economy
  • Uses comparative data to show where Russia's economy is located in a global context
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Richard Connolly, University of Birmingham

Dr Richard Connolly is Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham. He is a specialist on the political economy of Russia and has published widely on Russia's energy and defence industries, Russia's role in the global economy, and on how sanctions affected Russia. His most recent book is Russia's Response to Sanctions, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. He has advised a wide range of governments and private-sector organisations.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    List of illustrations
    1:Factors shaping Russian economic development
    2:The Soviet planned economy
    3:The creation of a market
    4:The reassertion of the state
    5:From modernisation to isolation
    6:Russia in the global economy
    7:Whither the Russian economy?
    References
    Further reading
    Index