Money Sings: The Changing Politics of Urban Space in Post-Soviet Yaroslavl

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Overview

The politics surrounding the use of urban space exposes the interaction of economic, physical, social, and political factors shaping contemporary society. This exposure is especially revealing when focused on a single community during a period of dramatic transformation. Money Sings explores the sweeping reorganization of Russian life during the initial post-Soviet era (August 1991-December 1993) by examining the politics of property in a Russian "Middletown," the historic industrial city of Yaroslavl. Located on the banks of the Volga 150 miles northeast of Moscow, post-Soviet Yaroslavl reveals what can happen to a city when money suddenly takes on meaning. Bureaucratic battles over property, plans for suburbs to be built on collective farms, major court battles, discredited local officials, and environmental disasters add texture to abstract notions about transitions to a market economy and political democracy. The politics of urban space - what a city looks like and how it functions - explodes in Yaroslavl as local officials wrest power from central authorities, and those who control money subvert formal planning procedures that once favored privilege and bureaucratic status. This volume, which details housing privatization, historic preservation, and urban planning, demonstrates important lessons about the bureaucratic and political dynamics of systemic change in post-Soviet Russia, the economic transition to the market, and the importance of economic factors in shaping the contemporary city.
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"Blair Ruble's Money Sings will enjoy wide readership for its methodology, empirical detail and many insights into urban development in post-Soviet Russia. The book serves not just as a window on the political process in a provincial city at a critical point in history, but as a model for other scholars to build upon. It is highly recommended." The Russian Review

"Blair Ruble has produced precisely what post-Sovietology desperately needs--a fresh conceptual approach to Russian politics and social life based on extensive on-the-ground field research by a senior scholar with excellent linguistic, area/culture, and methodological skills. This book might well become a classic work in the field." Harley Balzer, Georgetown University

"The study is put together with great care and skill, and with elements of passion and compassion to boot. It draws on Blair Ruble's keen eye, his past scholarship, and his wide reading and learning." Timothy Colton, Harvard University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521026017
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The politics of property in a provincial Russian city; 1. Housing privatization; 2. Privatization comes to Yaroslavl; 3. Preservation battles; 4. Replanning Yaroslavl; Conclusion. The post-Soviet city and Russian democracy; Bibliography; Index.
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