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Environmental Problems in the Shortage Economy: The Legacy of Soviet Environmental Policy

By: A-M Ahlander

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Nov 1994 | #38016 | ISBN: 1858980569
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Uses Soviet data to analyse the damage done to the environment by the Soviet economic system, and protective measures later made which have proved largely ineffective.


The environmental situation in the former Soviet Union; approaches to economic analyses of the environment; shortage economy approach; environmental performance in the shortage economy; prospects for the environment in the former Soviet Union; central forestry policy; the Stalinist development strategy and the low priority given to forest conservation; the timber procurement industry in the Soviet shortage economy; the ineffectiveness of priority changes in the forestry sector.

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