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How Ukraine Became a Market Economy and Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0881324272

ISBN-13: 9780881324273

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anders Aslund

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List price: $26.95
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 345
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Map
Key Facts
Introduction
Main Arguments of the Book
Structure of the Book
Ukraine: Nation, History, and Soviet Reforms
A Proud but Tragic National Legacy
Society Wakes Up under Gorbachev
Impact of Soviet Economic Reforms and Crisis
Leonid Kravchuk: Nation-Building and Hyperinflation, 1991-94
National Independence
Kravchuk as President
Liberation from Russia
Ukraine's Denuclearization
The Grand Bargain of Ukraine's New Political Forces
Nationalist Economic Policy with Little Thought
Prime Minister Kuchma: Aborted Reform
Prime Minister Zviahilskiy: Unabashed Rent Seeking
Hyperinflation and Economic Disaster
Rent Seeking: Rationale of Ukraine's Early Economic Policy
Crimea: Threat of Secession
Kravchuk: Father of the Nation
Leonid Kuchma's Reforms, 1994-96
Parliamentary Elections, Spring 1994
Presidential Elections, June-July 1994
Kuchma Proclaims Radical Economic Reforms
Financial Stabilization and Liberalization
Currency Reform, September 1996
Privatization Takes Off
Adoption of the New Constitution, June 1996
Economic Policy Reversal
Limited but Effective International Assistance
Kuchma Saved His Country
Kuchma's Stagnation, 1996-99
Lazarenko's Excesses
Pynzenyk's Abortive Program for Economic Growth
Pustovoitenko: Passive Loyalist
Kuchma's Foreign Policy
Intricacies of the Gas Trade
Rise of the Oligarchs
Crime and Law Enforcement
Demise of Media Freedom
Parliamentary Elections, March 1998
Kuchma's Reelection, October-November 1999
Underreform Trap
Viktor Yushchenko's Reforms, 2000
On the Verge of Default
Oligarchs Opt for a Reform Government
Government Reform
Financial Cleansing and the Defeat of Barter
Energy Trade Cleaned Up
Agricultural Land Privatization
Privatization of Large Enterprises
Deregulation of Small Firms and Anticorruption Measures
The Gongadze Murder and "Kuchmagate"
Yushchenko's Ouster
A Severe Break in the Rent-Seeking Society
Competitive Oligarchy with High Growth, 2001-04
The Kinakh Government
Organization of a Strong Center-Right Opposition
The March 2002 Parliamentary Elections
The Yanukovych Government
Controversial Privatization of Kryvorizhstal
Economic Boom
Putin's Policy on Ukraine: Gas Trade, Common Economic Space, and the Tuzla Incident
NATO and the European Union's European Neighborhood Policy
The Orange Revolution, 2004
Options of the Old Regime
Mobilization of the Opposition and Civil Society
The Regime: Mobilized but Divided
Russia's Role
The Election Campaign: Yushchenko versus Yanukovych
The Presidential Elections
The Orange Revolution
The Settlement
Assessment of the Orange Revolution
Aftermath of the Orange Revolution, 2005-08
Formation of an Orange Coalition
Ukraine Turns to Europe
The Tymoshenko Government: Reprivatization
The Yekhanurov Government: Return to Order
Russia Disrupts Gas Deliveries: Higher Prices
Parliamentary Elections, March 2006
The Second Yanukovych Government: Oligarchy Restored
Dissolution of Parliament and New Parliamentary Elections, September 2007
The Second Tymoshenko Government: Stalemate
WTO Accession, May 2008
NATO Controversies and Russia's War in Georgia
Renewed Financial Crisis and IMF Agreement
Yushchenko Insists on New Elections
Limited Social Achievements
Lessons from Ukraine's Transformation
Constitutional Evolution and Shortcomings
Why Ukraine's Capitalist Transformation Succeeded
Role of the IMF
Impact of the Oligarchs
Will Ukraine's Democracy Survive?
European Economic Convergence
Putin's Alienation: Ukraine Turning to the West
Bibliography
Brief Biographies of Leading Politicians and Businessmen
Chronology
Abbreviations
Index
Tables
Results of presidential election, December 1, 1991
Results of election to the Supreme Rada, March-April 1994
Results of presidential election, June-July 1994
Results of election to the Supreme Rada, March 29, 1998
Results of presidential election, 1999
Results of election to the Supreme Rada, March 31, 2002
Composition of the Supreme Rada, 2002 and 2004
Results of presidential election, 2004
Results of election to the Supreme Rada, March 26, 2006
Results of elections to the Supreme Rada, September 30, 2007
Figures
Decline in Ukraine's GNP, 1990-94
Underground economy, 1989-95
Monthly inflation and monetary expansion in Ukraine, 1992-94
Ukraine's total state revenues, expenditures, and budget deficit, 1992-94
Ukraine's consolidated state budget deficit, 1994-99
Ukraine's inflation rate (consumer price index), 1994-99
Share of GDP from private enterprise, 1991-2007
GDP growth, 1990-99
Rate of homicides and attempted murders in Ukraine and Russia, 1990-2007
Cumulative GDP change, 1989-99