Early Death in Russia Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram

The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy. The steep upsurge in mortality and the decline in life expectancy in Russia are the largest ever recorded anywhere in peacetime in the absence of catastrophes such as war, plague or famine. During 1987-1994, the Russian mortality rate increased by 60%, from 1.0% to 1.6%, while life expectancy went down from 70 to 64 years. Although life expectancy declined from 1987, when Mikhail Gorbachev was still in charge, its fall was sharpest during 1991-1994, i.e., during Boris Yeltsin’s…

Vietnam’s Development Strategies Author: Pietro P. Masina

  • December 15, 2006
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Published by: Routledge ISBN10: 978-1- 134 -29088-8 ISBN19: 0-415- 34311-9 About the Book Taking a developmental approach, this book critically reviews Vietnam's reform process and shows how the country's reform agenda is still dominated by a developmental orthodoxy inspired by a post-Washington consensus. The author argues that a wider debate is needed in order to give national policy-makers the full spectrum of alternatives to support well-informed policy decisions. In particular, the book indicates that two issues central for any analysis of the Vietnamese development reform process are substantially underdeveloped in the current scientific debate: the experience of the East Asian…

Vietnam’s Development Strategies Author: Pietro P. Masina

Donors and Dependency in the Expatriate’s Paradise Jayati Ghosh

The very name Cambodia evokes many different responses among outsiders. There is first of all, of course, the association with the magnificent and extraordinary ruins of Angkor, which are unparalleled and remain etched in the memory long after the initial viewing. Then there are other more traumatic associations with violence: the appalling and massive illicit carpet bombing of the Cambodian countryside by the United States military as it struggled to cope with its losses against Vietnam in the early 1970s; the subsequent, much-publicised atrocities of the Khmer Rouge against its own population between 1975 and 1977; the quieter but systematic…