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The Resource Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization, Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund

Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization, Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund

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Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization
Title
Russia since 1980
Title remainder
wrestling with westernization
Statement of responsibility
Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Russia since 1980 recounts the epochal political, economic, and social changes that destroyed the Soviet Union, ushering in a perplexing new order. Two decades after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated his regime-wrecking radical reforms, Russia has reemerged as a superpower. It has survived a hyper depression, modernized, restored private property and business, adopted a liberal democratic persona, and asserted claims to global leadership. Many in the West perceive these developments as proof of a better globalized tomorrow, while others foresee a new cold war. Globalizers contend that Russia is speedily democratizing, marketizing, and humanizing, creating a regime based on the rule of law and respect for civil rights. Opponents counterclaim that Russia before and during the Soviet period was similarly misportrayed and insist that Medvedev's Russia is just another variation of an authoritarian "Muscovite" model that has prevailed for more than five centuries. The cases for both positions are explored while chronicling events since 1980, and a verdict is rendered in favor of Muscovite continuity. Russia will continue challenging the West until it breaks with its cultural legacy
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Rosefielde, Steven
Dewey number
947.085/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.763
LC item number
.R664 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Hedlund, Stefan
Series statement
The world since 1980
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  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
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Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization, Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-328) and index
Contents
List of figures, tables, and boxes -- Acronyms -- Timeline -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Russia Before 1980 -- 1: Muscovy and the West -- 2: Soviet reform communism -- Part 2: Gorbachev -- 3: Pandora's box -- 4: Blindman's bluff -- 5: Squalid superpower -- Part 3: Yeltsin -- 6: Demolition and systems building -- 7: Crisis management -- Part 4: Putin -- 8: Authoritarian reconsolidation -- 9: Heritage of neglect -- Part 5: Advance And Retreat -- 10: Semblance of democracy -- 11: Social change and adaptation -- 12: International relations -- Part 6: Prospects -- 13: Sustainable growth -- 14: Russia in the Chinese looking glass -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn232128116
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780521849135
Lccn
2008033627
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1171357
  • (OCoLC)232128116
Label
Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization, Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-328) and index
Contents
List of figures, tables, and boxes -- Acronyms -- Timeline -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Russia Before 1980 -- 1: Muscovy and the West -- 2: Soviet reform communism -- Part 2: Gorbachev -- 3: Pandora's box -- 4: Blindman's bluff -- 5: Squalid superpower -- Part 3: Yeltsin -- 6: Demolition and systems building -- 7: Crisis management -- Part 4: Putin -- 8: Authoritarian reconsolidation -- 9: Heritage of neglect -- Part 5: Advance And Retreat -- 10: Semblance of democracy -- 11: Social change and adaptation -- 12: International relations -- Part 6: Prospects -- 13: Sustainable growth -- 14: Russia in the Chinese looking glass -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn232128116
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780521849135
Lccn
2008033627
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1171357
  • (OCoLC)232128116

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