Political Culture of the Russian Democrats: Political Culture Of Russian D

Hardcover | March 16, 2000

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The Political Culture of Russian Democrats examines the origins and development of the world view of those who call themselves 'democrats' in Russian in the last years of the USSR. The book develops a distinct approach to the study of political culture and applies it to a specific socialgroup-members of the democratic movement in Soviet Russia. The author examines the emergence of the ideas of Russian 'democrats' during the Gorbachev era in Soviet politics, and traces the development of those beliefs in the post-Soviet era. The book argues that the liberal and democraticterminology of western politics were assimilated by Russian political culture, with the terms acquiring a different meaning.

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The Political Culture of Russian Democrats examines the origins and development of the world view of those who call themselves 'democrats' in Russian in the last years of the USSR. The book develops a distinct approach to the study of political culture and applies it to a specific socialgroup-members of the democratic movement in Sovie...

Alexander Lukin is Director of the Institute for Political and Legal Studies in Moscow and a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) of the Russian Foreign Ministry

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:March 16, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198295588

ISBN - 13:9780198295587

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Sources and Methodology2. Democratic Groups in Soviet Russia: An Assessment of the Literature3. The Emergence and Development of 'Democratic' Political Groups and Embryonic Political Parties4. From Marxism to Anti-Communism: Sources and Evolution of Political Beliefs of Russian Democrats5. Hell on Earth: Attitudes toward the Existing Soviet State and Social Structure6. The Ideal Society: Interpretations of Democracy7. The Bi-Polar World: Soviet Totalitarianism and Western Civilization8. Political Culture of Russian Democrats: the New and the Old

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`we need the development of better strategies of analysis. It is this that, in principle, is offered to us by Alexander Lukin's new book'Stephen White, Political Studies, Vol.49, No.1