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The CIS handbook
Heenan, Patrick.
Publication Information:
London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
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HC336.27 .C58 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Choice Review

The latest in the excellent "Regional Handbooks of Economic Development" series, this volume covers, in 16 clear and concise chapters, Russia and the other 11 successor states to the Soviet Union that formed the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) in the early '90s: their common Soviet history, political and economic reform successes and failures, general economic and social issues, and the process of redefining international relations with East Asia, the US, and Europe. Written by 14 different authors (nine of them specialists at various British universities, the others associated with academic institutions in Ireland, the US, Russia, and Belarus), the analyses (through early 1999) and assessment of each country's prospects are sober. Five appendixes, dealing with chronology, a glossary, personalities, political and economic institutions, and ethnic groups, are most welcome. The virtual absence of grammatical and similar flaws and the consistently good stylistic quality throughout the volume suggest a degree of editorial diligence to which one is no longer accustomed. See also a related, recently published volume in this series: The Central and Eastern Europe Handbook, edited by Patrick Heenan and Monique Lamontagne (CH, Apr'00). Very good annotated bibliographies; tables; good index. Highly recommended to readers at all levels interested in economic and political developments in the CIS. H. D. Renning; emeritus, California State University, Stanislaus

Table of Contents

Robert C. StuartNeil RobinsonGennady PolonskyDemid GolikovLuba DemidkinaPaul KubicekMichael KaserMichael KaserRonald J. HillOlga KuznetsovaMarianne AfanassievaOlga KuznetsovaStuart GriffinTerence P. McNeillLaura Richards ClearyBogdan Szajkowski and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
Editors' Notep. vii
History and Context
1 The Soviet Economy, 1945-91p. 3
2 The CIS as an International Institutionp. 16
3 Aspects of Economic Development in the CISp. 28
Reforms and Prospects
4 Russiap. 43
5 Belarusp. 55
6 Ukrainep. 69
7 The Five States of Central Asiap. 86
8 The Three Caucasian Statesp. 99
9 Moldovap. 112
Economic and Social Issues
10 Energy and Raw Materialsp. 125
11 Change and Continuity in Manufacturingp. 140
12 Financial Servicesp. 149
13 Social Divisions in CIS Countriesp. 160
International Relations
14 Russia and East Asiap. 175
15 Relations with the United Statesp. 187
16 Relations with European Countriesp. 198
Chronologyp. 209
Glossaryp. 235
Personalitiesp. 237
Political and Economic Institutionsp. 246
Ethnic Groupsp. 252
Bibliographyp. 260
Indexp. 269