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Neoliberalism in Russia
Review of International Political Economy (2013)
  • Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University
Under both Yeltsin and Putin, Russia’s elite willingly embraced some aspects of the neoliberal package, while rejecting others. This article systematically reviews the impact and consequences of neoliberal ideas in Russia's economic transition since 1991. Critics of neoliberalism typically exaggerate the degree to which Russian elites were 'forced' to accept the Washington Consensus. While influenced by neoliberal ideas in some respects, the Russian transition was primarily shaped by domestic interests and values.
  • Russia,
  • economic transition,
  • neoliberalism,
  • privatization
Publication Date
April, 2013
Citation Information
Peter Rutland. "Neoliberalism in Russia" Review of International Political Economy Vol. 20 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 332 - 362
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