Reforging the Weakest Link: Global Political Economy and Post-Soviet Change in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

1st Edition

Neil Robinson

Published April 18, 2019
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780815391388 - CAT# K344672
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Originally published in 2004. The collapse of the USSR and the emergence of 15 new states from its ashes presents another challenge to the global economy: how to reintegrate the post-Soviet space into the international economy. The spread of liberal market ideology and integration of national economic spaces into a global marketplace faces unique difficulties in the former USSR. This insightful volume explains these challenges, showing how Soviet legacies have worked against a smooth re-entry of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus into the global economy. It also demonstrates how and why global economic forces have had very uneven effects in the area, how the area differs from other parts of the post-communist world where reintegration has proceeded more smoothly, and what the future prospects and political implications are for the region in the global economy.

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