Russia pp 43-55 | Cite as

The Future of Russia’s Institutions

  • Alexander Auzan


It is said that any new initiative inevitably goes through three phases: “what nonsense!”, followed by “there’s something to this!” and, finally, “who doesn’t know that?” At the start of the 1990s, debate over Russia’s post-Soviet institutions was at the first phase. It was thought at the time that the implementation of reforms aimed at macroeconomic stability, liberalisation and privatisation would automatically lead to market equilibrium, effective private ownership and, ultimately, national development (all independently of national institutions). When this hope was not borne out, the question of national institutions—today deemed central to national development—was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. The second phase began.

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  • Alexander Auzan
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  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for National ProjectsMoscowRussia

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