Restructuring Post-Communist Russia / Edition 1

Restructuring Post-Communist Russia / Edition 1

by Yitzhak Brudny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521840279

ISBN-13: 9780521840279

Pub. Date: 05/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written by Russian and Western scholars, this collection of original essays presents a general overview of political change in Russia since 1991. Rather than interpret the collapse of state socialism as "the end of history" or the beginning of the "transition" to a liberal, free market democracy, the contributors examine recent Russian history by analyzing it in…  See more details below

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Written by Russian and Western scholars, this collection of original essays presents a general overview of political change in Russia since 1991. Rather than interpret the collapse of state socialism as "the end of history" or the beginning of the "transition" to a liberal, free market democracy, the contributors examine recent Russian history by analyzing it in comparison with the histories of other states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. They address topics of national identity, demographic change, and the characteristics of Russian democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521840279
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2015
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. What comes after socialism? Peter Rutland; Part I. The Comparative Dimension: 1. What went wrong? Anatoly M. Khazanov; 2. Communist legacies and new trajectories Alexander J. Motyl; 3. Learning from post-socialism Valerie Bunce; 4. Ukraine's hollow decade Ilya Prizel; Part II. Russia in Free Fall? Key Challenges: 5. The Russian transition to the market Marshall I. Goldman; 6. Potholes on the road to a flourishing Russia Theodore H. Friedgut; 7. The search for a national identity in the Russia of Yeltsin and Putin Vera Tolz; Part III. The Russian Political System: Toward Stabilisation?: 8. The dilemmas of federalism Oksana Oracheva; 9. The evolution of the multiparty system Andrey Ryabov; 10. The elections since 1989 Nikolai V. Petrov; 11. Leaders, structural conditions and Russia's foreign policy Rajan Menon; Index.

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