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Russian Transformations

Challenging the Global Narrative

Edited by Leo McCann

Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages

Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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Description

The transition of Russia to a 'developed market economy' has been slower, more contradictory and less predictable than expected. This book examines contemporary Russian socio-economic development, and explores the degree to which Russian experiences can be incorporated into current social science theories. In particular, it questions how far the concept of 'globalization' is applicable to the situation in Russia.

Contents

1. Introduction to Russian Transformations Part One: Historical And Theoretical Observations 2. The Nomenklatura's Passive Revolution in Russia in the Neoliberal Era 3. Globalization Po-Russki or, What Really Happened in August 1998? 4. The Social Organisation of the Russian Industrial Enterprise in the Period of Transition Part Two: Empirical Investigations 5. From Socialist Camp to a Global Village?: Globalization and the Imaginary Landscapes of Postsocialism 6. The Development of the Oil and Gas Industries in Russia 7. Novosibirsk: The Globalization of Siberia 8. Why Work 'Off the Books'? Community, Household, and Individual Determinants of Informal Economic Activity in Post-Soviet Russia 9. Embeddedness, Markets, and the State: Observations from Tatarstan 10. The Development of Post-Soviet Neo-Paternalism in Two Enterprises in Bashkortostan: How familial-type management moves firms and workers away from labor markets Part Three: Theoretical Reflections 11. Russia and Globalisation: Concluding Comments

Author Bio

Leo McCann is Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Cardiff Business School. Having completed his PhD on postsocialist development in Tartastan, Russia at the University of Kent, Leo has gone on to examine the transformation of employment relations in other societies, including the UK, USA and Japan.

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Description: Edited by Leo McCann. The transition of Russia to a 'developed market economy' has been slower, more contradictory and less predictable than expected. This book examines contemporary Russian socio-economic development, and explores the degree to which...
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