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              Books in the BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies series

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              Economic Elites and Russian-Ukraine Relations

              Economic Elites and Russian-Ukraine Relations (Hardback)

              By Puglisi, Rosaria

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              Discussing how, in the course of the 1990s in both Russia and Ukraine, political power came to be exercised by economic elites who pursued a policy of pragmatism in international relations, this title also casts much light on the way in which democraticization and market reforms ...have taken place in these two key post-socialist countries.
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              ISBN 9780415326209
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Civil Society in Putin's Russia
               

              Civil Society in Putin's Russia (Hardback)

              By Chebankova, Elena

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Unlike other books on civil society in Russia which argue that Russia's civil society is relatively weak, and that democratisation in Russia went into reverse following Vladimir Putin's coming to power, this book contends that civil society in Russia is developing in a distinctiv...e way. It shows that government and elite-led drives to encourage civil society have indeed been limited, and that the impact of external promotion of civil society has also not been very successful. It demonstrates, however, that independent domestic grassroots movements are beginning to flourish, despite difficulties and adverse circumstances, and that this development fits well into the changing nature of contemporary Russian society.
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              ISBN 9780415656870
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
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              The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism: The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed
               

              The Capitalist Transformation of State Socialism: The Making and Breaking of State Socialist Society, and What Followed (Hardback)

              By Lane, David

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              This book provides a broad overview of the development of state socialism, focusing especially on Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe, and including comparative material on China and other socialist countries outside Europe. It discusses how state socialism was first creat...ed, examines attempts to reform it, and explains why it collapsed. It goes on to explore developments since the collapse of state socialism, questioning how far the capitalist system as implemented in former socialist countries has delivered a better life to those countries' inhabitants. Throughout the author, a leading expert in the field, brings to bear his deep knowledge of socialist countries, putting forward important insights and well thought through reflections based on a lifetime's engagement with the subject.
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              ISBN 9780415855105
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2013
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States
               

              Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (Paperback)

              By Nikolayenko, Olena

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              The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries' future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthoo...d. Based on extensive original research and including new survey research amongst young people, this book examines young people's political outlook in countries of the former Soviet Union; it compares and contrasts Russia, where authoritarianism has begun to reassert itself, and Ukraine, which experienced a democratic breakthrough in the aftermath of the Orange Revolution. The book examines questions such as: How supportive is this new generation of the new political order? What images of the Soviet Union prevail in the minds of young people? How much trust does youth place in current political and public institutions? Addressing these questions is crucial to understanding the extent to which the current regimes can survive on the wave of public support. The book argues that Russian adolescents tend to place more trust in the incumbent president and harbour more regrets about the disintegration of the Soviet Union than their peers in Ukraine; it demonstrates that young people distrust political parties and politicians, and that patriotic education shapes social and political values.
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              ISBN 9781138816886
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
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              Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon
               

              Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon (Paperback)

              Edited by Goscilo, Helena

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              Though in recent months Putin's popularity has frayed at the edges, the dearth of comparably powerful and experienced political leaders leaves no doubt that he will continue to be a key political figure. During his tenure as Russia's President and subsequently as Prime Minister, ...Putin transcended politics, to become the country's major cultural icon. This book examines the nature of his iconic status. It explores his public persona as glamorous hero, endowed with vision, wisdom, moral and physical strength-the man uniquely capable of restoring Russia's reputation as a global power. In analysing cultural representations of Putin, the book assesses the role of the media in constructing and disseminating this image and weighs the Russian populace's contribution to the extraordinary acclamation he enjoyed throughout the first decade of the new millennium, challenged only by a tiny minority.
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              ISBN 9781138815742
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Political Parties in the Russian Regions

              Political Parties in the Russian Regions (Paperback)

              By Hutcheson, Derek S.

              • RRP: $86.99
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              Since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia's party system has suffered a difficult and turbulent infancy. Moscow based parties have had only very limited territorial penetration, and fragmentation has been one of its most significant features. Based on extensive field...work in three Russian regions, this book examines the development of the country's party system and the role played by parties in regional politics. Using a comparative approach, it scrutinises the internal structures and activities of the parties, looks at their decision-making processes, their everyday party life, the activities of party members, and the role of regional party organisations in federal and local election campaigns.
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              ISBN 9781138362932
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Radical Right in Late Imperial Russia: Dreams of a True Fatherland?

              The Radical Right in Late Imperial Russia: Dreams of a True Fatherland? (Paperback)

              By Gilbert, George

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              The revolutionary movements in late tsarist Russia inspired a reaction by groups on the right. Although these groups were ostensibly defending the status quo, they were in fact, as this book argues, very radical in many ways. This book discusses these radical rightist groups, sho...wing how they developed considerable popular appeal across the whole Russian Empire, securing support from a wide cross-section of society. The book considers the nature and organisation of the groups, their ideologies and polices on particular issues and how they changed over time. The book concludes by examining how and why the groups lost momentum and support in the years immediately before the First World War, and briefly explores how far present day rightist groups in Russia are connected to this earlier movement.
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              ISBN 9781138476707
              Released NZ 12 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet power

              Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet power (Paperback)

              Edited by Blauvelt, Timothy K.; Smith, Jeremy

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              This book explores events in Georgia in the years following Stalin's death in March 1953, especially the demonstrations of March 1956 and their brutal suppression, in order to illuminate the tensions in Georgia between veneration of the memory of Stalin, a Georgian, together with... the associated respect for the Soviet system that he had created, and growing nationalism. The book considers how not just Stalin but also his wider circle of Georgians were at the heart of the Soviet system, outlines how greatly Stalin was revered in Georgia, and charts the rise of Khrushchev and his denunciation of Stalin. It goes on to examine the different strands of the rising Georgian nationalist movements, discusses the repressive measures taken against demonstrators, and concludes by showing how the repressions transformed a situation where Georgian nationalism, the honouring of Stalin's memory and the Soviet system were all aligned together into a situation where an increasingly assertive nationalist movement was firmly at odds with the Soviet Union.
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              ISBN 9781138476851
              Released NZ 12 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Communicating Climate Change in Russia: State and Propaganda

              Communicating Climate Change in Russia: State and Propaganda (Paperback)

              By Poberezhskaya, Marianna

              • RRP: $89.99
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              The attitude of Russia towards climate change is extremely important for the success of climate change control policies worldwide, as Russia, with its cold climate and vast resources of carbon fuels, is one of the world's biggest polluters. Moreover, Russia frequently comes acros...s as not being very interested in containing environmental pollution. This book explores how issues to do with climate change are handled by the Russian media. It discusses how the state and economic elites have influenced Russia's environmental communication, with the state's control of the media strengthening since Putin came to power, and with control being exercised in some cases by ignoring or silencing the key issues. However, the book also shows how, recently, elites and the state in Russia have begun to realise that it is in the state's best interest to pursue more climate-oriented policies. The book concludes by examining how the communication of climate change issues in Russia could be improved and by assessing the extent to which a recent change in state climate policy could mean that media coverage of climate change in Russia will keep increasing.
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              ISBN 9780815355021
              Released NZ 3 Jan 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
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              The Origins of Democracy in Russia

              The Origins of Democracy in Russia (Hardback)

              By Gagnon, Jean-Paul

              • RRP: $247.00
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              This book discusses how ideas about democracy took shape in Russia. It considers serfdom, colonisation, autocracy and the various protests, rebellions and attempts to impose checks on this in the period before 1800. The book then examines in detail evolving thought about democrac...y in the nineteenth century, outlining the various sources and movements which contributed to this, emphasising in particular the important work of the thinker Michael Speransky. The book then assesses the experiments to implement democracy in 1905 and 1917, explaining why these experiments failed. Throughout, the book stresses the special conditions which pertained in Russia, showing how these conditions contributed to the particular nature of Russian democracy.
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              ISBN 9780415711340
              Released NZ 30 Jul 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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