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Why perestroika failed the politics and economics of socialist transformation by Peter J. Boettke

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union.

Subjects:

  • Socialism -- Soviet Union.,
  • Perestroĭka.,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1986-1991.,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1985-1991.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter J. Boettke.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC336.26 .B64 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 199 p. ;
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1715691M
ISBN 100415085144
LC Control Number92018067

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to understand more clearly why and how the perestroika era - the final act in the history of the USSR - occurred and failed. WHY PERESTROIKA? The fall of Mikhail Gorbachev unleashed an ocean of dewy-eyed com-mentary on his place in history, as Man of the Year, the decade, and so forth. Gorbachev is indeed a very important figure of the twentieth.   Like the Soviet system or not, it collapsed because of Glasnost and Perestroika. It could not be otherwise. So that is what failed: the Soviet Union. Glasnost and Perestroika did not fail, they succeeded in doing what was their nature.   Mikhail Gorbachev introduced perestroika to transform the Soviet Union, but it hastened its collapse. Just six years after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power as General Secretary of the Communist Party and introduced reforms, the Soviet Union collapsed and newly formed independent nations arose from the ashes.   Perestroika failed because its twin policy of Glasnost' opened the doors to political reform, and Perestroika never had the time to transform the economy before it, and the Soviet Union were flushed away. The Soviet economy was slowly becoming stagnant, whilst .

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