The Political Economy of Russian Aluminium

Between the Dual State and Global Markets

  • Jakub M. Godzimirski

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  3. Russian Aluminium and Market Forces

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  4. Russian Aluminium and Russian Politics

    1. Front Matter
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book


This book addresses how the progress of the Russian aluminium industry, which has developed into an important global actor, has been influenced by the interaction of global market forces and the evolution of the Russian political system. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian aluminium producers needed to adapt to changing framework conditions, both with regards to the global aluminium market and in Russia. Examining the most important changes in the organization of the global aluminium trade – the reorganization and consolidation of Russian aluminium industry and its ‘oligarchization’ – Godzimirski charts the evolution of the relationship between political and economic power in Russia, and the impact that this development has had on survival and adaptation strategies of key aluminium players in the country.


International Political Economy Putin Trade agreements Russian Economy Aluminium UC Rusal 'aluminium wars' China

Authors and affiliations

  • Jakub M. Godzimirski
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking