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Prospects for Soviet Agriculture in the 1980s
Prospects for Soviet Agriculture in the 1980s
By D. Gale Johnson and Karen McConnell Brooks
Indiana University Press, 1983, 214 pp
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The prospects, these two distinguished economists conclude, are not bright, even though the Soviet leadership recognizes the problems. The book is in two parts, Johnson writing on policies and performance, Brooks on productivity. Their analysis leads to the conclusion that while agriculture will continue to be a drag on the economy, the costs, in the eyes of the leadership and in fact, will be bearable. This is the first in what promises to be an important series of books on "factors affecting Soviet foreign policy," sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies.