The Resource The perilous road to the market : the political economy of reform in Russia, India and China, Prem Shankar Jha

The perilous road to the market : the political economy of reform in Russia, India and China, Prem Shankar Jha

Label
The perilous road to the market : the political economy of reform in Russia, India and China
Title
The perilous road to the market
Title remainder
the political economy of reform in Russia, India and China
Statement of responsibility
Prem Shankar Jha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the economic transformation three of the largest countries in the world - Russia, China and India - and explores the very different strategies adopted by them. Jha argues that the process of transformation is highly unpredictable, and traces the problems each country has faced to its economic history and the political system it inherited. Conventional analyses of economic transition are all based upon a single macro-economic model developed by the World Bank and IMF, dubbed the Washington consensus. The premise of the Washington consensus is that markets are a natural extension of man's propensity to ' truck and barter', and that one has only to remove the state from the sphere of the economy for a market economy to emerge full-blown in a very short time. / This book argues that the model is excessively simplistic because a market is not a natural but a man-made institution
  • Both in Russia and less obviously in China, the pace of reforms outstripped the creation of the market economy. India, by contrast, had the shortest way to go but, for lack of political will, is taking the longest time to get there. Jha concludes that the strategy countries adopt, and the speed at which they attempt to make the transition, depends upon the position they occupy at the start of the transformation from non-market to market economies. There can be no single strategy or set time frame for economic transition, and the state has a crucial role to play in calibrating the transition."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 338.9
  • 338.9
Index
index present
LC call number
HC340.12
LC item number
.J48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The perilous road to the market : the political economy of reform in Russia, India and China, Prem Shankar Jha
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
Introduction -- Russia -- China -- India
Control code
000023176529
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
300 p.
Isbn
9780745318523
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
2001006647
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20272078
System control number
  • 23176529sr
  • (OCoLC)48376088

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