Transition Economies

Transition Economies : Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

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This textbook offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Offering full historical context, the book presents an all-inclusive interpretation of the continuous economic and social transformation process, conceptualising the past, the present, and the future of the post-socialist world. The text's key objective is to enable the reader to develop a comprehensive and informed understanding of the transformational change, and of the present political economy and social context of the CEE/FSU region, with appreciation for country specifics. The book does not just introduce issues, but also provides critical references for more focused research on any particular topic. Key elements include: * Detailed analysis of issues such as healthcare, education, pension reforms, poverty, gender, environment, income inequality, and labour migration. * Discussion of the current evolving economic model, 2008 crisis response and post-crisis development. * Full explanation of key terminology and milestone events. * Explication of relevant theoretical concepts. * Analysis of the context underpinning policy decisions. * Case studies, learning objectives and discussion questions. This interdisciplinary volume allows readers to develop a solid analysis of key themes necessary for objective interpretation of the transition process and adequate subsequent complex policy work. It will be invaluable for students, researchers and policy makers working on transition economies, comparative economics, economic development and the economics of central Europe, as well as international affairs, international political economy and Russian and Eastern European more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 80 black & white tables
  • 1138831131
  • 9781138831131

About Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan is Assistant Professor of Economics at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University in New York City. Dr. Gevorkyan is a professional economist with extensive research and teaching experience in macroeconomic policy, economic development, financial economics, and corporate finance. He has published and has articles forthcoming in academic journals and reference volumes on range of topics in macroeconomics and economic more

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction - the great unknowns. 1. The great unknowns - economies and societies in motion. 2. Transition and transformation Part II: Planned economy 3. The economic and social context at the turn of the twentieth century. 4. The war economy and the post World War II reconstruction. 5. From wall to wall: economic crisis in tranquil disguise. Part III: The economics of market reforms. 6. The perestroika reforms and early debates on market socialism. 7. The shock therapy: the market, liberalization, & privatization reforms. 8. The shock therapy: the financial sector and the first crises. Part IV: The human "transition" - still happening. 9. Collision safety nets, education, health, and gender issues. 10. Poverty and Income Inequality as they were and as they are now. 11. The perils of temporary and permanent labor migration. Part V: The roaring 2000's, the crisis, the state, and the future. 12. The crisis of 2000s and challenges of the post-transition model. 13. The re-emerging role of the state in transition. 14. Prospects of development two decades since the market reforms. Final Remarks and Conclusion. 15. Conclusionshow more