The Russian Economy and Business–Government Relations

Authored by: Stephen Fortescue

Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415576277
eBook ISBN: 9780203804490
Adobe ISBN: 9781136641022


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This chapter begins with an outline of the structure of the post-Soviet Russian economy, as the context for a description of the nature of Russia’s business–government relations. A resource-dominated economy and oligarch-style business go hand in hand, with the struggle over resource rent forming the basis of the relationship between business and government. Those relations in turn provide the context for a debate within Russian policy-making circles over the future shape of the economy.

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