European liberalism and Russian economy – drama of unrequited love?

TERRA ECONOMICUS, , Vol. 11 (no. 4.1),
p. 6-11

European liberalism – the ancestor of all subsequent liberal ideas – has faced hard resistance in Russia; as a result, the impression that liberalism is the main enemy of modern Russian society may appear. Moreover, revelation of explicit and imaginary defects of liberalism going with high-intensity emotions – at times on the verge of hysteria – seems to be so acute that one might exclaim: «Hannibal at the gates!» Meanwhile, there are no reasons for such an intentional and, therefore, deliberate excitement. Why?

Keywords: liberalism; economic analysis; policy; ideology; economic history

Publisher: Southern Federal University
Founder: Southern Federal University
ISSN: 2073-6606