This hardcover book is in very good condition overall. The cover of the book has a gilded title on the spine, and includes the original dust jacket. The jacket shows some minor signs of wear overall, with some slight fraying on the edges and markings throughout. Inside, there is a very slight issue with the top corners on a section of pages, which is most noticeable when the book is closed. Barring this issue, the pages of the book are in very good condition overall.
For a decade Russia has been dismantling communism and building capitalism. Describing a deeply flawed fledgling market economy, Capitalism Russian-Style provides a progress report on one of the most important economic experiments going on in the world today. It describes Russian achievements in building private banks and companies, stock exchanges, new laws and law courts. It analyses the role of the mafia, the rise of new financial empires, entrepreneurs and business tycoons, and the shrinking Russian state. Thane Gustafson tells how the Soviet system was dismantled and the new market society was born. He argues that this new society is changing constantly, so that any assessment of success and failure would be premature. Identifying investment as vital to preserving Russia's status as a major industrial power, in his final chapter he examines the prospects for an economic miracle in Russia in the twenty-first century.