David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Science and Society 65 (2):157 - 181 (2001)
Contrary to the common assumption and to the intentions of Russia's post-Soviet rulers, Russia does not appear to be in transition to capitalism. While some features of a capitalist mode of production have appeared in post-Soviet Russia, the working population is not being transformed into a wagelaboring class generating surplus value for a capitalist class. The new propertied class is not a capitalist class but receives the overwhelming bulk of its revenue from non-capitalist relations. The explanation for this unexpected development is found in the Western-inspired neoliberal transition strategy, which has produced, not a process of primitive accumulation, but the emergence of a non-capitalist predatory/extractive system from the former state socialist system. Russia's emerging predatory/extractive system promises continuing technological regress, demographic disaster, authoritarian rule, and possible disintegration of the Russian state.
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