Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment / Edition 1

Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0765615215
ISBN-13:
9780765615213
Pub. Date:
03/15/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment / Edition 1

Evans (political science, California State U. at Fresno, US), Henry (government and legal studies, Bowdoin College, US), and Sundstrom (political science, U. of British Columbia, Canada) present 18 papers that together are meant to provide a broad overview of the important issues and historical developments of Russian civil society in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The volume begins with discussions of the development of civil society from Imperial times through the history of the Soviet Union. The context of civil society development is considered in chapters that consider contextual factors, including the media, business, organized crime, the church, rural life, and Vladimir Putin's policies. These are followed by case studies on women's organizations, soldiers' rights groups, trade unions, environmentalists, disability organizations, migrant populations, and other groups. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780765615213
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/15/2006
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Laura A. Henry and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom; The History of Civil Society in Russia; 2. Civil Society in Late Imperial Russia - Mary Schaeffer Conroy; 3. Civil Society in the Soviet Union? - Alfred B. Evans, Jr; The Context of Civil Society Development; 4. Media, Civil Society, and the Failure of the Fourth Estate in Russia - Sarah Oates; 5. Business and Civil Society in Russia - Peter Rutland; 6. Organized Crime Groups: "Uncivil Society" - Louise Shelley; 7. The Church and Civil Society in Russia - Edwin Bacon; 8. Civil Society in Rural Russia - Stephen K. Wegren; 9. Vladimir Putin's Design for Civil Society - Alfred Evans; Civil Society in Contemporary Russia: Case Studies; 10. Women's Organizations: Institutionalized Interest Groups or Vulnerable Dissidents? - Valerie Sperling; 11. Soldiers' Rights Groups in Russia: Civil Society Through Russian and Western Eyes - Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom; 12. Russian Trade Unions: Where Are They in the Former Workers' State? - Sue Davis; 13. Russian Environmentalists and Civil Society - Laura A. Henry; 14. Disability Organizations in the Regions - Kate Thomson; 15. Formal and Informal Strategies of Migrant Populations - Moya Flynn; 16. Public/Private Permutations: Domestic Violence Crisis Centers in Barnaul - Janet Elise Johnson; 17. Is Civil Society Stronger in Small Towns? - Anne White; Concluding Thoughts; 18. Russian Civil Society: Tensions and Trajectories - Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom and Laura A. Henry; Appendix: Defining Civil Society.

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