Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Owning Russia: The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power

Owning Russia: The Struggle over Factories, Farms, and Power (Hardback)

By Barnes, Andrew

  • Imp. $175.50
  • $166.72
  • Save $8.78
  • No availability locally

During and after the breakdown of the Soviet Union, a wide range of competitors fought to build new political and economic empires by wresting control over resources from the state and from each other. In the only book to examine the evolution of Russian property ownership in bot...h industry and agriculture, Andrew Barnes uses interviews, archival research, and firsthand observation to document how a new generation of capitalists gained control over key pieces of the Russian economy by acquiring debt-ridden factories and farms once owned by the state. He argues that although the Russian government made policies that affected how actors battled one another, it could never rein in the most destructive aspects of the struggle for property.Barnes shows that dividing the spoils of the Soviet economy involved far more than the experiment with voucher privatization or the scandalous behavior of a few Moscow-based oligarchs. In Russia, the control of property yielded benefits beyond mere profits, and these high stakes fueled an intense, enduring, and profound conflict over real assets. This fierce competition empowered the Russian executive branch at the expense of the legislature, dramatically strengthened managers in relation to workers, created a broad array of business conglomerates, and fundamentally shaped regional politics, not only blurring the line between government and business but often erasing it.
Read more

ISBN 9780801444340
Released NZ 15 Mar 2006
Format Hardback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780801444340
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Imprint Cornell University Press
Released 15 Mar 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barnes, Andrew
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Economic Systems
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 338.947
Weight 28g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Property - Russia Federation, Privatization - Russia Federation, Wealth - Russia Federation, Real property - Russia Federation, Russia Federation - Economic conditions - 1991
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly