The Rebirth of Politics in Russia / Edition 1

The Rebirth of Politics in Russia / Edition 1

by Michael Urban, Vyacheslav Igrunov, Sergei Mitrokhin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521566118

ISBN-13: 9780521566117

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How was it that after seventy years of communist dictatorship, political life returned to Russia? This book addresses that question by focusing on the individuals, groups and movements that brought this about, their struggles against the Soviet regime, and the ways in which these struggles shaped Russia's political rebirth. As well as offering an original theory of

Overview

How was it that after seventy years of communist dictatorship, political life returned to Russia? This book addresses that question by focusing on the individuals, groups and movements that brought this about, their struggles against the Soviet regime, and the ways in which these struggles shaped Russia's political rebirth. As well as offering an original theory of Soviet society, the book is richly informed by the observations and interpretations of participants and close observers, and traces the process through the communist past and the revolution of 1991, to the political system of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521566117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Pre-Political Context: 1. Politics and communism: figure and ground; 2. Regime and opposition in the pre-political period; Part II. Perestroika and the Return of Political Life: 3. Perestroika: renewal, transition or transformation; 4. Glasnost, mass media and the emergence of political society; 5. The informal movement: politics on the margins of the Soviet order; 6. National elections and mass politics; Part III. Politics and Revolution: 7. The politics of opposition; 8. The 1990 elections and the politics of national liberation; 9. Parties in movement: the articulation of Russian political society at the close of the Soviet period; 10. Restoration and revolution; Part IV. Ground Up: Politics in Post-Communist Russia: 11. Reform, reaction and rebellion: the calamity of the first republic; 12. Neither democracy nor dictatorship.

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