Book Event: ‘The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism’ at Housmans Bookshop

Ruslan Dzarasov, author of The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism (Pluto, 2013), will be joined by Tony Wood and Gonzalo Pozo-Martin at Housmans bookshop in London, on Monday 3rd February.

The speakers will explore the notion that Russia’s new capitalism is not a break with the country’s Stalinist past, but in fact the continuation of that tradition.

The event will take place at 7pm on 3rd February. (Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9DX)

Entry costs £3, but this is redeemable against any purchase made in the bookshop on the night.

About the book

The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism (Pluto, 2013) looks at the nature of Russian capitalism following the fall of the Soviet Union, showing how the system originated in the degenerated Soviet bureaucracy and the pressures of global capital. Ruslan Dzarasov provides a detailed analysis of Russian corporate governance, labour practices and investment strategies.

By comparing the practices of Russian companies to the typical models of corporate governance and investment behaviour of big firms in the West, Dzarasov sheds light on the relationship between the core and periphery of the capitalist world-system. This groundbreaking study shows that Russia’s new capitalism is not a break with the country’s Stalinist past, but in fact the continuation of that tradition.

Ruslan Dzarasov will be joined by Assistant Editor at New Left Review, Tony Wood, and Gonzalo Pozo-Martin, lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College.

About the author

Ruslan Dzarasov is a senior research fellow at the Central Institute of Economics and Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has written for the academic journals Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe and the Cambridge Journal of Economics.

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