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Synopsis: One of the dominant export-oriented industries in Russia, oil is a major source of tax revenue and wealth. The privatization of these vast assets has made the industry a site not only for conflict between power holders but also a strategic target for international corporations and Western governments. 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. As a paradigm for the Russian economy as a whole, the case of oil industry provides invaluable insights for understanding the political and economic problems confronting Russia today.
About the Author: David Lane is reader in sociology and fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.
Title: The Political Economy of Russian Oil (Russia...
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Rowman & Littlefield, 1999. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,500grams, ISBN:0847695085. Seller Inventory # 4789886