An historical introduction to the prospects for reform in Russian state and society.
Table of Contents
1. The problem of reform in Russian and Soviet history Theodore Taranovski; Part I. Traditions of Reform in Late Imperial Russia: 2. 'Revolution from Above' in Russia: reflections on Natan Eidel'man's last book and related matters Terence Emmons; 3. Russia falls back Russia catches up: three generations of Russian reformers Valentina G. Cherukha and Boris V. Anan'ich; 4. From reforms 'from above' to revolution 'from below' Larisa G. Zakharova; 5. Reforms and political culture in prerevolutionary Russia: Commentary Daniel Field; Part II. Autocracy and the Challenge of Constitutionalism: 6. The social problem in Russia 1906–1914: Stolypin's agrarian reform Avenir P. Korelin; 7. Agricultural reform and political change: the case of Stolypin David A. J. Macey; 8. United government and the crisis of autocracy 1905–1914 David M. McDonald; 9. Russia's parliament of public opinion: association assembly and the autocracy 1906–1914 Joseph Bradley; 10. The reforming tradition in Russian and Soviet history: Commentary Alfred J. Rieber; Part III. The Uncertain Interlude: 11. The evolution of Bolshevik cultural policies during the first years of Soviet power Peter Kenez; 12. Local power in the 1920s: police and administrative reform Neil B. Weissman; 13. The antibureaucratic campaigns of the 1920s Daniel T. Orlovsky; 14. The inconsistency of NEP: Commentary Ben Eklof; 15. Khrushchev and the crisis of the regime of the Marxian prince Carl A. Linden; 16. Khrushchev's reforms in the light of perestroika Vitalii S. Lel'chuk; 17. Perestroika: a revival of Khruschevian reform or a new idea of socialist state Giulietto Chiesa; 18. Khruschev and Gorbachev - similarity and difference: commentary Robert V. Daniels; 19. The reformer's dilemma - damned if it's reform, damned if it's revolution: Commentary William Taubman; Part V. The Past, the Present and the Future: 20. Perestroika and the role of representative institutions in contemporary Soviet politics Sergei B. Stankevich; 21. Glasnost in Russia and the USSR: the 1860s and the 1980s Iurii M. Baturin; 22. Reform and revolution: Commentary Blair Ruble; 23. The fifth Russian revolution: Commentary Robert C. Tucker; 24. The return to normalcy: commentary Theodore Taranovski.
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