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Patterns of change in material use and material efficiency in the successor states of the former Soviet Union

West, James; Schandl, Heinz; Krausmann, Fridolin; Kovanda, Jan; Hak, Tomas


The successor states of the former Soviet Union present a unique opportunity to study the changes in the socio-metabolic profile of a cohort of nations which underwent a radical and contemporaneous shift in economic system. That change was from being regions within an economically integrated, centrally planned whole, to being independent nations left to find their own place in the global economic system. The situation of these nations since the dissolution of the Soviet Union provides a rare...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.06.013


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