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The Resource Satellites and commissars : strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade, Randall W. Stone

Satellites and commissars : strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade, Randall W. Stone

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Satellites and commissars : strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade
Title
Satellites and commissars
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strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade
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Randall W. Stone
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Language
eng
Summary
Why did the Soviet Union squander the political leverage afforded by its trade subsidy to Eastern Europe? Why did Soviet officials fail to bargain with resolve, to link subsidies to salient political issues, to make credible commitments, and to monitor the satellites' policies? Using an unprecedented array of formerly secret documents housed in archives in Moscow, Warsaw, and Prague, as well as interviews with former Communist officials across Eastern Europe, Randall Stone answers these questions and others that have long vexed Western political scientists. Stone argues that trade politics revolved around the incentives created by distorted prices. The East European satellites profited by trading on the margin between prices on the Western market and those in the Soviet bloc. The Soviet Union made numerous attempts to reduce its implicit trade subsidy and increase the efficiency of the bloc, but the satellites managed consistently to outmaneuver Soviet negotiators. Stone demonstrates how the East Europeans artfully resisted Soviet objectives. Stone draws upon recent developments in bargaining and principal-agent theory, arguing that the incentives created by domestic institutions weakened Soviet bargaining strategies. In effect, he suggests, perverse incentive structures in the Soviet economy were exported into Soviet foreign policy. Furthermore, Stone argues, incentives to smother information were so deeply entrenched that they frustrated numerous attempts to reform Soviet institutions
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Stone, Randall W.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Trade adjustment assistance
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Eastern
  • International economic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Trade adjustment assistance
  • Eastern Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • Handel
  • Subsidies
  • Politieke aspecten
  • Sovjet-Unie
  • Oost-Europa
  • Außenhandelspolitik
  • Außenwirtschaftspolitik
  • Geschichte
  • Ostblock
  • Sowjetunion
  • Außenpolitik
  • Sowjetunion
  • Osteuropa
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
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Satellites and commissars : strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade, Randall W. Stone
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (starting p. 27)
  • Ch. 3
  • The Politics of Bilateral Trade Negotiations
  • (starting p. 49)
  • Ch. 4
  • The Costs of Empire?
  • (starting p. 72)
  • Ch. 5
  • Three Case Studies of Politics and Trade
  • (starting p. 89)
  • List of Tables
  • Ch. 6
  • The Comprehensive Program
  • (starting p. 115)
  • Ch. 7
  • The Long-Term Target Programs
  • (starting p. 148)
  • Ch. 8
  • The Comprehensive Program for Scientific and Technical Progress
  • (starting p. 171)
  • Ch. 9
  • Preface
  • Perestroika and the Unified Socialist Market
  • (starting p. 204)
  • Ch. 10
  • Conclusions and Reflections
  • (starting p. 238)
  • Appendix: List of Interviews
  • (starting p. 251)
  • Selected Bibliography
  • (starting p. 261)
  • Index
  • List of Abbreviations
  • (starting p. 277)
  • Ch. 1
  • A Principal-Agent Theory of Soviet Bargaining Failure
  • (starting p. 3)
  • Ch. 2
  • The History of Subsidized Trade
Control code
on1237368080
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691225135
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctv19fk7k5
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1237368080
Label
Satellites and commissars : strategy and conflict in the politics of Soviet-Bloc trade, Randall W. Stone
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (starting p. 27)
  • Ch. 3
  • The Politics of Bilateral Trade Negotiations
  • (starting p. 49)
  • Ch. 4
  • The Costs of Empire?
  • (starting p. 72)
  • Ch. 5
  • Three Case Studies of Politics and Trade
  • (starting p. 89)
  • List of Tables
  • Ch. 6
  • The Comprehensive Program
  • (starting p. 115)
  • Ch. 7
  • The Long-Term Target Programs
  • (starting p. 148)
  • Ch. 8
  • The Comprehensive Program for Scientific and Technical Progress
  • (starting p. 171)
  • Ch. 9
  • Preface
  • Perestroika and the Unified Socialist Market
  • (starting p. 204)
  • Ch. 10
  • Conclusions and Reflections
  • (starting p. 238)
  • Appendix: List of Interviews
  • (starting p. 251)
  • Selected Bibliography
  • (starting p. 261)
  • Index
  • List of Abbreviations
  • (starting p. 277)
  • Ch. 1
  • A Principal-Agent Theory of Soviet Bargaining Failure
  • (starting p. 3)
  • Ch. 2
  • The History of Subsidized Trade
Control code
on1237368080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 283 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691225135
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv19fk7k5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1237368080

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