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Privatization, Labor Politics, and the Firm in Post‐Soviet Russia: Non‐market Norms, Market Institutions, and the Soviet Legacy

Rudra Sil

in The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241149
eISBN:
9780191598920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241147.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the attempt to integrate the Russian economy into global capitalism has produced several market‐oriented economic institutions that formally appear to converge with those in the advanced ... More


A Survey of the Pay Structure by Occupation

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter surveys occupational pay structure in various types of economy, and together with the next chapter (which surveys the changes that have come about in pay structure in the course of ... More


Regional Problems and Opportunities

Richard Pomfret

in The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182216
eISBN:
9780691185408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182216.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter analyzes alternative strategies—multilateral and regional—pursued by the Central Asian countries to integrate into a wider economic circle, emphasizing the shift from being part of the ... More


The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More


The Form of Recent Distributions of Income

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The last chapter contained illustrations of the distribution of income in the UK displayed as a Pen parade; this one asks whether the form that was shown there is peculiar to a particular time or ... More


Stalin's Quest for Gold: The Torgsin Hard-Currency Shops and Soviet Industrialization

Elena Osokina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758515
eISBN:
9781501758539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758515.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book tells the story of Torgsin, a chain of retail shops established in 1930 with the aim of raising the hard currency needed to finance the USSR's ambitious industrialization program. At a time ... More


The Missing Sector

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter surveys books and articles on the Soviet economy published in 1948-1991 and finds that Sovietologists afforded the military sector little attention, both relative to its importance and ... More


The Peacenik who Helped Bombing Tactics: Wassily Leontief in the USA, 1943–4

Alan Bollard

in Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846000
eISBN:
9780191881244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846000.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Allies were worried whether the economy of the Soviet Union could survive the war, and in Washington the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) directed a young Russian émigré economist to study the ... More


The Origin and Structure of Sovietology

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

American academic study of the Soviet economy was created to help parry the strategic challenge of the USSR and received lifetime government support for reasons of national security. The military ... More


Covering Russia’s KGB Tsar

Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

in The Inconvenient Journalist: A Memoir

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501759093
eISBN:
9781501759109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759093.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the author's experience covering Russia's new tsar after the first handover of power in the Soviet Union since 1964. As the sole correspondent for the Washington Post in ... More


Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Vladimir Kontorovich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The academic study of the Soviet economy in the US was created to help fight the Cold War, part of a broader mobilization of the social sciences for national security needs. The Soviet strategic ... More


Economy

Hans-Jürgen Wagener

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this chapter, transformation of the economic system is analysed with the example of post-socialist transition. This is obviously not confined to the imperative trinity of ‘liberalization, ... More


Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Mark Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125245
eISBN:
9780300151701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125245.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For this book, a team of economists and historians scoured formerly closed Soviet archives to discover how Stalin used rubles to make guns. Focusing on various aspects of the defense industry, a ... More


Buddhism after Socialism: Money and Morality in the World of Saṃsāra

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the themes of gifts and exchange, looking at the changing discourses about money, religion, and morality in the new Russia. It demonstrates how Buryat Buddhists grapple with ... More


Civilianizing Industrialization

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Forced industrialization, which was launched under the First Five-Year Plan, was a formative event that set the course of the Soviet economy. Stalin and other Soviet rulers have repeatedly stated, ... More


Order Under Assault: Institutions and Authority, Opportunism and Desperation

Jeffrey K. Hass

in Wartime Suffering and Survival: The Human Condition under Siege in the Blockade of Leningrad, 1941-1944

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197514276
eISBN:
9780197514306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514276.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

To provide a backdrop for our stories and to study effects of duress on order, this chapter explores political authority and the field of power (the state and Communist Party). The dearth of food ... More


Party Governors

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk

in Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300230819
eISBN:
9780300255607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230819.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter reviews how regional leaders had to find solutions to the problems of authoritarian control and authoritarian power sharing in the late 1940s. It recounts the original strategies of the ... More


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