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Russia in Search of its Future

Russia in Search of its Future


Amin Saikal, William Maley, A. V. Obolonsky, Archie Brown, Robert F. Miller, Stephen Fortescue, Leslie Holmes, Sergei Serebriany, Peter Sawzak, John Miller, T. H. Rigby
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  • Date Published: December 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521483872

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  • Russia's renewal since the collapse of Communism has proved extraordinarily disturbed, and was marked by escalating conflict between President Yeltsin and the Congress of People's Deputies inherited from the Soviet era. This culminated in insurrection and violence on the streets, and when the main rebels were given amnesty in February 1994, the situation remained as uncertain as ever. The contributors to this book analyse a Russia which is searching for its future amid a maelstrom of complex forces - political, economic, socio-cultural, and international. They examine each of these elements of Russia's situation and investigate the role that each may play in shaping Russia's fortunes into the twenty-first century. Their overall conclusion is that, whatever the exact shape of the future, it will be determined both by elements embedded over many generations, and the influence of seven decades of communist rule.

    • Up-to-date (mid 1994) picture of Russia's political, social and economic prospects, and relations with its former empire
    • Experienced editors and a very good team of commentators on Russian and post-Soviet affairs, including Brown, Rigby, Holmes etc
    • Joins a very successful team of books on the transition from communism: Dawisha, Bremmer and Taras, White (x2), Graeme Gill
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521483872
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Amin Saikal and William Maley
    Part I. Politics:
    2. Russian politics in the time of troubles: some basic antinomies A. V. Obolonsky
    3. Political leadership in post-Communist Russia Archie Brown
    Part II. Economics:
    4. The shape of the Russian macroeconomy William Maley
    5. Reforming Russian agriculture: privatisation in comparative perspective Robert F. Miller
    6. Privatisation of large-scale Russian industry Stephen Fortescue
    Part III. International Relations:
    7. From Soviet to Russian foreign policy Amin Saikal and William Maley
    8. Russia's relations with the former external empire Leslie Holmes
    9. Russia and Central Asia Amin Saikal
    Part IV. Culture and Society:
    10. Culture in Russia and Russian culture Sergei Serebriany
    11. Reconstruction, deconstruction and the restoration of literature in Russia Peter Sawzak
    12. Alternative visions of the Russian future John Miller
    13. Conclusion: Russia in search of its future T. H. Rigby.

  • Editors

    Amin Saikal, University of New South Wales, Sydney

    William Maley, University of New South Wales, Sydney


    Amin Saikal, William Maley, A. V. Obolonsky, Archie Brown, Robert F. Miller, Stephen Fortescue, Leslie Holmes, Sergei Serebriany, Peter Sawzak, John Miller, T. H. Rigby

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