Book review: Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan, Transition Economies: Transformation, Development, and Society in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Routledge, New York, NY, USA 2018) 272 pp.
  • 1 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina

Professor Gevorkyan's book represents a successful attempt to shed light on one of the greatest unknowns of development economics: the transformation that the countries which used to be under the direct sphere of influence of the Soviet Union experienced when they faced the traumatic transition from planned to market economies.

Using a dialectical perspective to show how the economic problems are intertwined with the problems of society in general, the book starts with a chapter that presents not only a mapping of the region, but also a strong and clear approach on how to analytically deal with such a diverse

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