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East European Integration and East-West Trade
East European Integration and East-West Trade
Edited by Paul Marer and John Michael Montias
Indiana University Press, 1980, 432 pp

The international integration of centrally planned economies is very different from what has gone on in Western Europe-and far less successful. But the process is important to the U.S.S.R. and the smaller East European countries and none too well understood in the West. This major collection includes original and often penetrating analyses of a number of key aspects of the integration process and its interplay with the relations the socialist countries have with the rest of the world. Though stemming from an older conference, it complements very well the volume edited by Neuberger and Tyson (The Impact of International Economic Disturbances on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Pergamon Press, reviewed in the Winter 1980/81 issue of Foreign Affairs).