Policy Article

The economic significance of military conversion in the Soviet Union (in German)


  • Klaus Schrader
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Against the background of the accelerated economic decline of the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the importance of the military-industrial complex in the Soviet economy is examined. It is discussed under which regulatory framework a market-oriented conversion should take place. This question will be answered taking into account the current conversion policy in the Soviet Union.

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Key Words

  • Defense industry
  • industrial policy
  • Russia

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