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The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine
Captured by the Past
 
 
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30 Nov 2000
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The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine analyses the reasons for the abysmal economic performance of Ukraine during the 1990s. The main thesis is that economic development was blocked by a set of parasitic mechanisms at all levels of the economy that prevented the development of value-added economic activities. These parasitic mechanisms already developed under Soviet rule ('beating the system' by redistributing goods and services while disregarding formal rules) became a widespread practice.


Description

The Political Economy of Independent Ukraine analyses the reasons for the abysmal economic performance of Ukraine during the 1990s. The main thesis is that economic development was blocked by a set of parasitic mechanisms at all levels of the economy that prevented the development of value-added economic activities. These parasitic mechanisms already developed under Soviet rule ('beating the system' by redistributing goods and services while disregarding formal rules) became a widespread practice.


Contents

List of Figures, Schemes and Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Independence: Euphoria and Disillusionment
Politics, State and Bureaucracy
Economic Reform
Structural Change in the Economy I: Sectoral Analysis
Structural Change in the Economy II: The Micro Level
Opening Towards the World Economy?
Regional Economies
Social Change: Economic Implications
Path Dependency and Development Prospects
Endnotes
Bibliography
Chronology
Index


Authors

HANS VAN ZON is Professor of Central and Eastern European Studies in the University of Sunderland. Among others he has worked as an advisor and research coordinator for the Commission of the European Union in Brussels and has been attached to the University of Amsterdam. His publications include Alternative Scenarios for Central Europe (1994), and The Future of Industry in Central and Eastern Europe (1996).