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Russia since 1980 : wrestling with westernization

Author: Steven Rosefielde; Stefan Hedlund
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Series: World since 1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rosefielde; Stefan Hedlund
ISBN: 9780521613842 0521613841 9780521849135 0521849136
OCLC Number: 476943598
Description: xxv, 347 s
Contents: Part I. Russia Before 1980: 1. Muscovy and the West; 2. Reform communism; Part II. Gorbachev: 3. Pandora's box; 4. Blindman's bluff; 5. Squalid superpower; Part III. Yeltsin: 6. Demolition and system building; 7. Crisis management; Part IV. Putin: 8. Authoritarian reconsolidation; 9. Heritage and neglect; Part V. Advance and Retreat: 10. Semblance of democracy; 11. Social change and adaptation; 12. International relations; Part VI. Prospects: 13. Sustainable growth; 14. Russia in the Chinese looking glass; Glossary.
Series Title: World since 1980
Responsibility: Steven Rosefielde, Stefan Hedlund
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'For all those who believe that Russia has turned a developmental or economic, not to mention political, corner, this is a necessary and hard-hitting corrective. It also is a sobering analysis of Read more...

 
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