Russian Bureaucracy and the State: Officialdom from Alexander III to Vladimir Putin

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

EditorDon K. Rowney, Eugene Huskey

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The Russian State and Administration provides a rich and innovative assessment of Russian bureaucracy from 1881 to the present. From a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the work assesses the organization, personnel, and practices of officialdom across three different Russian regimes tsarist, Soviet and postcommunist.

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The Russian State and Administration provides a rich and innovative assessment of Russian bureaucracy from 1881 to the present. From a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the work assesses the organization, personnel, and practices of officialdom across three different Russian regimes tsarist, Soviet and postcommunist.

DON K. ROWNEY is Professor of History and Senior Research Fellow at Bowling Green State University, USA. A specialist on the history of Russian state administration and European historiography, he is the author of Transition to Technocracy: The Structural Origins of the Soviet Administrative State and co-editor of Russian Officialdom:...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.84 × 5.65 × 1.01 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Russian Officialdom since 1881--D.K.Rowney& E.Huskey * PART I: LATE TSARIST OFFICIALDOM * The Institutional Structure of Late Tsarist Officialdom: An Introduction--D.K.Rowney * Imperial Russian Officialdom during Modernization--D.K.Rowney *
Identities, Loyalties, and Government Service in Tsarist Ukraine--S.Velychenko * Multiethnicity and Estonian Tsarist State Officials in Estland Province: 1881-1914, B.Woodworth * The Military Bureaucracy in the Samarkand Oblast of Russian Turkestan--A.Morrison * PART II: SOVIET OFFICIALDOM * An Introduction to Soviet Officialdom--E.Huskey& D.K.Rowney * The Communist Party and the Weakness of Bureaucratic Norms--G.Gill * White Collar Workers in the Second Revolution and Postwar Reconstruction--D.Orlovsky * Survival Strategies in the Soviet Bureaucracy: The Case of the Statistics Administration--M.Mespoulet * Corruption among Officials and Anti-Corruption Drives in the USSR, 1945-1964--J.Heinzen * Soviet Foreign Policy from the 1970s through the Gorbachev Era: The Role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Communist Party International Department--M-P.Rey * PART III: POSTCOMMUNIST OFFICIALDOM
An Introduction to Postcommunist Officialdom--E.Huskey * Hiring and Promoting Young Civil Servants: Weberian Ideals versus Russian Reality--V.Gimpelson, V.Magun& R.J.Brym * The Politics-Administration Nexus in Postcommunist Russia--E.Huskey * Delivering State Services to the Population: The Development of State Welfare Agencies in Post-Soviet Russia--C.Lefevre * The Fate of Russian Officialdom: Fundamental Reform or Technical Improvements?--A.Barabashev, M.Krasnov, A.Obolonsky &--T.Zaitseva * Why is it so Difficult to Reform Russian Officialdom?--A.Obolonsky * Conclusion--E.Huskey& D.K.Rowney