Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745332789 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism: The Post-Soviet Economy in the World System

Ruslan Dzarasov

The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism: The Post-Soviet Economy in the World System

Ruslan Dzarasov

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745332789 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745332796 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism looks at the nature of Russian capitalism following the fall of the Soviet Union, showing how the system originated in the degenerated Soviet bureaucracy and the pressures of global capital. Ruslan Dzarasov provides a detailed analysis of Russian corporate governance, labour practices and investment strategies.

By comparing the practices of Russian companies to the typical models of corporate governance and investment behaviour of big firms in the West, Dzarasov sheds light on the relationship between the core and periphery of the capitalist world-system.

This groundbreaking study shows that Russia's new capitalism is not a break with the country's Stalinist past, but in fact the continuation of that tradition.

Contents

Introduction
1. Global accumulation and the capitalist world-system
2. From central planning to Capitalism
3. Russian Big Business: Corporate Governance and Time Horizon
4. Rent Withdrawal, Social Conflict and Accumulation
5. Insider Rent and Conditions of Growth in the Russian Economy
6. Accumulation of capital by Russian corporations: some empirical evidence
Conclusion
References
Index

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