It has become common to describe Russia as a state that has only achieved partial reform due to the influence of powerful economic forces, the ‘winners’ of economic reform, and to assume that the Russian state lacks autonomy. This paper questions how far reform in Russia has been compromised by the power of winners. The failure of economic reform between 1992 and 1998 is explained as a policy response by state officials unable to manage tendencies towards fiscal crisis because of the state’s general helplessness in managing the Russian economy, rather than as a surrender of sovereignty to economic interests.
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Research Article| December 01 2001
The myth of equilibrium: winner power, fiscal crisis and Russian economic reform
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2001) 34 (4): 423–446.
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Neil Robinson; The myth of equilibrium: winner power, fiscal crisis and Russian economic reform. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 2001; 34 (4): 423–446. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(01)00018-6
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