Comparative Oligarchy: Russia, Ukraine and the United States

  title={Comparative Oligarchy: Russia, Ukraine and the United States},
  author={Anders Åslund},
  journal={Political Institutions: Non-Democratic Regimes eJournal},
  • A. Åslund
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Political Institutions: Non-Democratic Regimes eJournal
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