The Rebirth Of Politics In Russia by Michael UrbanThe Rebirth Of Politics In Russia by Michael Urban

The Rebirth Of Politics In Russia

byMichael Urban, Vyacheslav Igrunov, Sergei Mitrokhin

Paperback | March 28, 1997

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How was it that after seventy years of communist dictatorship, political life returned to Russia? This book addresses that question by focusing on the individuals, groups and movements that brought this about, their struggles against the Soviet regime, and the ways in which these struggles shaped Russia's political rebirth. As well as offering an original theory of Soviet society, the book is richly informed by the observations and interpretations of participants and close observers, and traces the process through the communist past and the revolution of 1991, to the political system of today.
Title:The Rebirth Of Politics In RussiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521566118

ISBN - 13:9780521566117

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Pre-Political Context: 1. Politics and communism: figure and ground; 2. Regime and opposition in the pre-political period; Part II. Perestroika and the Return of Political Life: 3. Perestroika: renewal, transition or transformation; 4. Glasnost, mass media and the emergence of political society; 5. The informal movement: politics on the margins of the Soviet order; 6. National elections and mass politics; Part III. Politics and Revolution: 7. The politics of opposition; 8. The 1990 elections and the politics of national liberation; 9. Parties in movement: the articulation of Russian political society at the close of the Soviet period; 10. Restoration and revolution; Part IV. Ground Up: Politics in Post-Communist Russia: 11. Reform, reaction and rebellion: the calamity of the first republic; 12. Neither democracy nor dictatorship.

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To explain how, after 70 years of communist dictatorship, political life returned to Russia, the author focuses on the individuals, groups, and movements who struggled against the Soviet regime and eventually shaped Russia's political rebirth. The book offers an original theory of Soviet society and traces the process through the communist past and the revolution of 1991 to the political system of today

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"...on of the first books that seeks to explain change and continuity in the Soviet/Russian political system both before and after the Soviet collapse." Michael Mc Faul, American Journal of Sociology