In the monograph the leading specialists of the Department of World Economy of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics for the first time in Russian scientific literature provide comprehensive coverage of the causes and consequences of the change in the trend of global economic development — from boom to crisis to subsequent recovery — of the leading developed and developing countries, including Russia. The authors assess the extent of the decline of production, the damage to the labor market, social sphere; they analyze national and international strategies to overcome this crisis, and predict the general contours of the post-crisis economic picture of the world.
This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students of economic institutions and faculties, and also for anyone interested in the actual problems of modern world economy.
The volume reviews the complex of issues associated with the problem of Empires: theoretical research of the problem of empires; different aspects of the history of Russian (Soviet) Empire and its territories which have joined; the history of one of the earliest colonial empires, the Portuguese empire; the collapse of the late French empire; the political process occurring in the “wreckage” of world empires; and a summary on the effects of the collapse of empires. This problem is very relevant because of the development of “post-imperial syndrome” in the contemporary Russian society. The articles are authored by leading experts on domestic and world history, as well as young scientists and students of the Higher School of Economics.
This book can be useful to historians, political scientists, philosophers, journalists, and a wide range of readers.