Economic Liberalism and Security Preferences: A Comparative Case Study of Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s

Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 9, 3: 399-433

Posted: 4 May 2015

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Benjamin E. Goldsmith

School of Politics & International Relations - Australian National University

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

The privatization of major industrial assets represent a a fundamental economic policy choice. The decision to allow foreign capital to participate in this process represents a fundamental foreign policy choice, one that I believe is framed largely by decision makers' preferences regarding economic security. In this article I seek to explain what seems a puzzling fact: Since the fall of the USSR, Russia has had a greater preference than Ukraine for foreign ownership of large enterprises, including "strategic" enterprises designated as important for national security.

Keywords: International Relations, Privatization, Russia, Ukraine, foreign policy

Suggested Citation

Goldsmith, Benjamin E., Economic Liberalism and Security Preferences: A Comparative Case Study of Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s (2001). Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 9, 3: 399-433, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2602064

Benjamin E. Goldsmith (Contact Author)

School of Politics & International Relations - Australian National University ( email )

Canberra
Australia

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