Russian Conservatism

Russian Conservatism

by Paul Robinson
Russian Conservatism

Russian Conservatism

by Paul Robinson


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Russian Conservatism examines the history of Russian conservative thought from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. Robinson charts the contributions made by philosophers, politicians, and others during the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. Looking at cultural, political, and social-economic conservatism in Russia, Russian Conservatism demonstrates that such ideas are helpful in interpreting Russia's present as well as its past and will be influential in shaping Russia's future, for better or for worse, in the years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501755361
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2021
Series: NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 732,613
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Robinson is Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He is author and editor of numerous works on Russian and Soviet history, including Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, Supreme Commander of the Russian Army, which won the Society for Military History's distinguished book award for biography.

Table of Contents

1. Defining Russian Conservatism
2. The Reign of Alexander
3. Official Nationality
4. The Slavophiles
5. The Great Reforms
6. The Era of Counter-Reform
7. Between Revolutions
8. Emigration
9. The Soviet Union Under Stalin
10. Late Soviet Conservatism
11. Post-Soviet Russia

What People are Saying About This

Paul Starobin

"Russian Conservatism is a timely and an incisive exploration of an underappreciated yet enduring complex of ideological principles in the Russian experience. Robinson illuminates uncomfortable realities, frequently glossed over by policymakers in Washington. Lucidly written and closely argued, this book deserves to be read by everyone with an interest in Russia, both specialists and laypersons."

Gary Hamburg

"With Robinson's book in hand, readers will be able to determine with which current strand of conservatism a given politician in Putin's Russia may be affiliated and will also be able to grasp references to earlier Russian conservative thinkers. Robinson's book will be valuable to lay readers and to policymakers alike."

Alexander M. Martin

"An excellent overview of the history of Russian conservatism. Scholars of nineteenth-century thought will find this book a useful synthesis, and it will help readers interested in post-Soviet Russia understand the historical antecedents of the ideas circulating in Russia today."

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