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Ukraine's economic reform : obstacles, errors, lessons /
Raphael Shen.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
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xii, 209 p.
ISBN
0275952401 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
isbn
0275952401 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
665727
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-04-01:
Shen (Univ. of Detroit Mercy) has written other books on the subject of economic reform which deal with Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Baltic Republics. If they are as well organized as this work, they too are well worth reading. For a brief summary of the book, this reviewer can do no better than paraphrase from Shen's introduction: the study examines the effects of Ukraine's integration with the former Soviet Union for 73 years (and its domination by foreigners for centuries before); investigates the country's inherited economic structure and obstacles to reform; analyzes and evaluates reform policies since regaining independence; presents an outline of practical lessons from its unique reform experience; and concludes with recommendations for the government of Ukraine as well as for the governments of other newly independent republics of the former Soviet Union. Shen rejects shock therapy in favor of a more deliberate approach to restructuring that will nurture political unity, preserve social calm, and minimize long-term losses. Specific recommendations are cogent and numerous. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. B. B. Brown Jr. Southern Oregon State College
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'œShen has written other books on the subject of economic reform which deal with Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Baltic Republics. If they are as well organized as this work, they too are well worth reading....Recommended for upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.'' Choice
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Political and economic independence has been a novel experience for the 51 million people of Ukraine since the collapse of the former Soviet Union. This most tightly controlled and regulated republic of the former USSR has had difficulty in making the transition to another form of government. The hurdles and uncommon difficulties which must be neutralized or mitigated before market forces can materialize and become viable are described and analyzed in each of the core chapters. The work concludes with practical lessons and recommendations for Ukraine, and, by extrapolation, for the other economies of Eastern Europe.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Ukraine in Historical Perspective
Ukraine Under the Soviet System
Economy upon Independence
Framework for Reform Price
Liberalization Enterprise Reorganization: Legal Foundation
Privatization Foreign Investment
Foreign Trade
Public Finance
Financial Sector Development
Summary, Conclusion, Recommendation Interviewees
References
Index
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