Collapse of an empire : lessons for modern Russia /

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Uniform title:Gibelʹ imperii.
Author / Creator: Gaĭdar, E. T.
Format: Book
Language:English
Russian
Imprint: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2007]
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245 1 0 |a Collapse of an empire :  |b lessons for modern Russia /  |c Yegor Gaidar ; translated by Antonina W. Bouis. 
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505 0 |a The grandeur and the fall of empires -- Modern economic growth and the era of empires -- Crisis and the dismantling of overseas empires -- Problems of dissolving territorially integrated empires -- The yugoslav tragedy -- Authoritarian regimes: the causes of instability -- Challenges in the early stages of modern economic growth and authoritarianism -- The instability of authoritarian regimes -- Mechanics of the collapse of authoritarianism -- The oil curse -- The Spanish prologue -- Resource wealth and economic development -- Specifics of the oil market -- Regulating the oil market in the twentieth century -- Challenges related to price fluctuations of commodities: Mexico and Venezuela -- In search of a way out: a response to the dangers of unstable commodity pricing -- Cracks in the foundation: the Soviet Union in the early 1980s -- Growing problems and bad decisions -- Food supply problems -- Food shortages-a strategic challenge -- The USSR as the largest importer of food -- Oil in Western Siberia: the illusion of salvation -- A drop in oil prices: the final blow -- The collapse of the USSR: the unexpected becomes the rule -- The political economy of external shocks -- Deteriorating conditions for foreign trade: political alternatives -- The ussr and the drop in oil prices: the essence of the choice -- A series of mistakes -- Mounting problems in the soviet economy -- The hard currency crisis -- Economic and political liberalization against the background of the hard currency and financial problems -- Development of the crisis of the socialist system -- Political credits -- The price of compromise -- The crisis of the empire and the nationality question -- Loss of control over the economic and political situation -- The currency crisis -- From crisis to catastrophe -- "Extraordinary efforts" instead of reforms -- On the brink of default -- On the path to state bankruptcy -- The grain problem -- Prices skyrocket -- Money and the fate of the empire -- The fall -- The political economy of the failed coup -- Political death throes -- Political disintegration: economic consequences -- A civilized divorce. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-314) and index. 
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