Do socialist economies work?
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Do socialist economies work? the Soviet and East European experience by Michael Bleaney

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Communism -- Europe, Eastern.,
  • Communism -- Soviet Union.,
  • Central planning -- Soviet Union.,
  • Central planning -- Europe, Eastern.,
  • Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions -- 1945-,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1976-

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.162-168. - Includes index.

StatementMichael Bleaney.
LC ClassificationsHC240
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 171p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21575087M
ISBN 100631153063

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