Collapse of an Empire : Lessons for Modern Russia.

"My goal is to show the reader that the Soviet political and economic system was unstable by its very nature. It was just a question of when and how it would collapse...." —From the Introduction to Collapse of an Empire The Soviet Union was an empire in many senses of the word—a vast mix o...

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Author / Creator: Gaidar, Yegor.
Other Authors / Creators:Bouis, Antonia W.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: New York, NY : Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover
  • Front Flap
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Information
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Grandeur and the Fall of Empires
  • Authoritarian Regimes: The Causes of Instability
  • The Oil Curse
  • Cracks in the Foundation: The Soviet Union in the Early 1980s
  • The Political Economy of External Shocks
  • Development of the Crisis in the Socialist System
  • On the Path to State Bankruptcy
  • The Fall
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Back Flap
  • Back Cover.