Contents

List of figures                                                                                                                                                                    vii

List of tables                                                                                                                                                                     ix

Glossary                                                                                                                                                                            xiii

List of contributors                                                                                                                                                          xv

Preface                                                                                                                                                                               xvii

 

1. The Soviet paradox: imbalanced equalization and balanced divergency                                                              1

Hans Westlund

Introduction                                                                                                                                                                      1

Planning versus 'productive forces' in Soviet regional development                                                                      2

Soviet economic statistics: a problematical source                                                                                                    4

The long-term development of regional disparities                                                                                                    7

The Soviet paradox in an international comparison                                                                                                   32

Concluding remarks                                                                                                                                                         35

 

2. Soviet regional policy                                                                                                                                                    37

Boris Shtoulberg, Aleko Adamesku, V. Khistanov and Murat Albegov

Main stages of regional policy                                                                                                                                      37

Organization of territorial management                                                                                                                         45

Soviet philosophy of territorial planning                                                                                                                     51

The role of economic science in industrial and territorial policy                                                                              61

 

3. Regional development and regional policy in the Gorbachev period                                                                    85

Alexander Granberg

Territorial organization of the economy: main problems                                                                                           85

Inter-republic economic interdependence                                                                                                                    88

Effects of inter-republic trade linkages on the economy of republics                                                                     101

The place of Russia in the economy of the USSR                                                                                                      108

Disintegration of the Union economy                                                                                                                          113

 

4.   Regional development and regional policy in the new Russia                                                                             123
Alexander Granberg

Regional aspects of the transition period                                                                                                                    123

Establishment of new regional economic mechanisms and regional features of the economic reform              127

Regional socioeconomic differentiation                                                                                                                       131

Typology of Russian regions                                                                                                                                        152

Territorial economic disintegration                                                                                                                               155

Regional policy of the centre: intentions and realities                                                                                               158

5.   Collapse or a new dynamism?                                                                                                                                    167
Hans Westlund

 

Bibliography                                                                                                                                                                       187

Index                                                                                                                                                                                    199

 

 

 

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