New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations / Edition 2

New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations / Edition 2

by Ian Bremmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521577993

ISBN-13: 9780521577991

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since its publication in 1993, Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor-States edited by Ian Bremmer and Ray Taras has established itself internationally as the genuinely comprehensive, systematic and rigorous analysis of the nation- and state-building processes of the fifteen states that grew out of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. New States, New

Overview

Since its publication in 1993, Nations and Politics in the Soviet Successor-States edited by Ian Bremmer and Ray Taras has established itself internationally as the genuinely comprehensive, systematic and rigorous analysis of the nation- and state-building processes of the fifteen states that grew out of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations was first published in 1997 and succeeds and replaces the editors' earlier book with a fresh collection of specially commissioned studies from the world's foremost specialists. Far from eradicating tensions among the former Soviet peoples, the disintegration of empire saw national minorities rediscovering long-suppressed identities. The contributors to New States, New Politics bring together historical and ethnic backgrounds with penetrating political analysis to offer an intriguing record of the different roads to self-assertion and independence being pursued by these young nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521577991
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
796
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.77(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Post-Soviet nationalities theory: past, present and future Ian Bremmer; Part II. Russia and its Nations: 2. Russia: confronting a loss of empire John Dunlop; 3. The North Caucasus: confederation in conflict Jane Ormrod; 4. The Middle Volga: exploring the limits of sovereignty Ronald Wixman; 5. Siberia: assimilation and its discontents Gail Fondahl; Part III. The New Eastern Europe: 6. Ukraine: from empire to statehood Alexander Motyl and Bohdan Krawchenko; 7. Belarus: from statehood to empire? Jan Zaprudnik and Michael Urban; 8. Moldova: caught between nation and empire William Crowther; Part IV. The Baltics: 9. Lithuania: rights and responsibilities of independence Alfred Senn; 10. Latvia: restoring a state, rebuilding a nation Nils Muznieks; 11. Estonia: independence redefined Toivo Raun; Part V. The Transcaucasus: 12. Azerbaijan: searching for new neighbours Shireen Hunter; 13. Armenia: paradise lost? Nora Dudwick; 14. Georgia: the trauma of statehood Stephen Jones; Part VI. Central Asia: 15. Kazakhstan: pushing for Eurasia Martha Brill Olcott; 16. Kyrgyzstan: storm clouds over the 'island of democracy' Eugene Huskey; 17. Uzbekistan: breaking the back of democracy Gregory Gleason; 18. Turkmenistan: just like the old times David Nissman; 19. Tajikistan: reform, reaction, and civil war Muriel Atkin; Part VII. Conclusion: 20. From matrioshka nationalism to national interests Ray Taras.

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