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National Purpose In The World Economy: Post-Soviet States In Comparative Perspective (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

Rawi Abdelal. National Purpose In The World Economy: Post-Soviet States In Comparative Perspective (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) Authors:Rawi Abdelal.
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Book DescriptionHow do national identities affect the world economy? Building on the insight that nationalisms and national identities endow economic policy with social purpose, Rawi Abdelal proposes a novel theoretical framework, a distinctively Nationalist perspective on international political economy, to answer this question. Using this framework, and drawing on field research in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus, he provides an in-depth look at the link between national identity and the economic policies of the new states formed by the breakup of the Soviet Union. All these states, from the Baltic coast to central Asia, were economically dependent on Russia during the 1990s. However, they reacted very differently to that dependence, and their reactions can be traced, Abdelal contends, to their individual societies. Some, such as Belarus, found dependence inevitable and sought economic reintegration with Russia. Others, like Lithuania, interpreted dependence as a large-scale...

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