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Perilous Road to the Market The Political Economy of Reform in Russia, India, and China

ISBN-10: 0745318517

ISBN-13: 9780745318516

Edition: 2002

Authors: Prem Shankar Jha

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This volume examines the economic transformation of three of the largest countries in the world - Russia, China and India - and explores the different strategies adopted by each. The author argues that the process of transformation is unpredictable.
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 11/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prem Shankar Jha has taught as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Nuffi eld College, Oxford, 1976-77; Visiting Fellow of the Centre for International Studies, Harvard University 1995, and of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, 2006-07. He has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia (Government department) from 1997 to 2000.nbsp;Prem Shankar Jha did an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford, UK in 1961. After working for fi ve years for the United Nations Development Programme, in New York, Damascus and Syria, he returned to India to pursue a career in journalism. He has been the Editor of The Economic Times, The Financial Express, and Delhi's main paper, The Hindustan Times. He was Economic Editor of the Times of India from 1981 to 1986.nbsp;In 1990, he was the Information Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, V. P. Singh. Currently, he is a columnist for Outlook; The Hindustan Times, The Deccan Herald and Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi). He is a prolifi c author with many books to his right: India: A Political Economy of Stagnation (1980); In the Eye of the Cyclone: The Crisis in Indian Democracy (1993); A Jobless Future: Political Causes of Economic Crisis (India) (2002); The Perilous Road to the Market: A Political Economy of Reform in Russia, India and China (2002); Kashmir 1947- The Origins of a Dispute (2003). His most recent book, The Twilight of the Nation State: Globalisation Chaos and War was published in 2006, by Pluto Press, London, Sage Publications, India and the University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbour, Michigan, US.

Introduction: From Plan to Market: Forcing the Transition to Capitalism
Russia
A Society in Torment
The Failure of Perestroika
Descent into Chaos
The Unmaking of Russia
An Uncertain Future
China
How Fast is China Growing?
From Plan to Market
Is China's Transformation Sustainable?
China's Undeclared Recession
Reform in the Shadow of Recession
India
The Paradox of India's Slow Transition
The Success of Gradual Reform - 1992-96
The Congress Defeat and Setback for Reform
Reform Grinds to a Halt
The Second Crisis and False Dawn
Conclusion
State and Market in Economic Reform
Notes
Index