Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 69–79 | Cite as

The economy of imposed underdevelopment

On the real causes of the RAS reform
  • Ruslan Soltanovich DzarasovEmail author
Science and Society


The accelerated adoption of a draft law underpinning the reorganization of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the disregard for the demands of the scientific community to perform an expert analysis of the draft law, organize a broad public debate, and introduce significant amendments to the text have spurred the debate about the possible causes of such a tough, if not aggressive, attitude of the Russian authorities to the Academy in particular and to research in general. Personal ambitions and a new stage of wealth redistribution, as well as the reluctance of the state to maintain such a large scientific structure, have been cited among the possible causes of such an attitude. The author of this paper attempts to look beyond these issues. Specifically, he perceives the RAS reform as part of the establishment and development of peripheral capitalism in Russian society.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RAS Central Economics and Mathematics InstituteMoscowRussia

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