Tankograd: The Formation of a Soviet Company Town: by L. Samuelson

By L. Samuelson

Tankograd depicts the lifestyle and strivings of the folk within the Urals, traditional employees, peasants, engineers and bosses who remodeled a dozing provincial urban to a principal point in Russia’s defence undefined. It combines social, monetary, and cultural historical past with army analyses of the Urals’ value for the Soviet conflict efforts.

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European Union and the Making of a Wider Northern Europe by Pami Aalto

By Pami Aalto

This book is the 1st finished examine of the way and why the ecu Union has enlarged to turn into northern Europe’s major energy. Pami Aalto provides a brand new method of the under-theorized box of european overseas coverage stories, displaying how, because 1990, the ecu has enlarged to incorporate Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and in addition included the previous East Germany. He additionally examines how this northern enlargement has led the european to mirror on family with Russia and its north-western areas. This certain learn comprises: a clean method of the under-theorized box of ecu overseas coverage key empirical fabric, together with 1000's of files, interviews and box experiments in-depth case experiences of family among the ecu, Nordic states, Baltic states and Russia with its north-western areas. this can be crucial examining for all scholars of eu politics, Russian reports and diplomacy.

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Climate Dependence and Food Problems in Russia, 1900-1990: by Nikolai M Dronin, Edward G Bellinger

By Nikolai M Dronin, Edward G Bellinger

Among 1900 and 1990, there have been numerous classes of grain and different nutrition shortages in Russia and the previous Soviet Union, a few of which reached catastrophe proportions leading to mass famine and dying on an unheard of scale. New shares of knowledge now not formerly available in addition to conventional reliable and different assets were used to discover the level to which coverage and vagaries in weather conspired to impact agricultural yields. have been the leaders' (Stalin, Krushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev) regulations sound in conception yet failed in perform due to unpredictable climate? How did the Soviet peasants react to those alterations? What effect did Soviet agriculture have at the total economic climate of the rustic? those are all questions which are taken under consideration.

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Russia and the Idea of Europe: Identity and International by Iver B. Neumann

By Iver B. Neumann

The tip of the Soviet process and the transition to the marketplace in Russia, coupled with the inexorable upward thrust of nationalism, has delivered to the fore the centuries-old debate approximately Russia's dating with Europe. In Russia and the assumption of Europe Iver Neumann discusses no matter if the tensions among self-referencing romantic nationalist perspectives and Europe-orientated liberal perspectives can ever be resolved.Drawing on a variety of Russian resources, Neumann outlines the argument because it has opened up over the past 2 hundred years, displaying how Russia is stuck among the appeal of an economically, politically and socially extra constructed Europe, and the allure of having the ability to play a ecu -style inperial position in less-developed Asia.Neumann argues that the method of delineating a ecu "other" from the Russian self is an energetic kind of Russian identification formation. The Russian debate approximately Europe can be a debate approximately what Rusia is and will be.

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Reforming the Russian Legal System (Cambridge Russian by Gordon B. Smith

By Gordon B. Smith

Reforming the Russian felony process is a complete research of the forces which are shaping felony reform within the former USSR. taking a look underneath the stream of day by day advancements, the ebook examines how conventional indigenous Russian criminal values, and the 74-year adventure with communism and "socialist legality" are being mixed with Western ideas of justice and due strategy to forge a brand new criminal awareness in Russia this day. This publication is addressed to scholars, attorneys, and company humans drawn to the previous USSR, in addition to students of Russian politics and legislations.

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After Defeat: How the East Learned to Live with the West by Dr Ayse Zarakol

By Dr Ayse Zarakol

No longer being of the West; being at the back of the West; now not being glossy adequate; now not being constructed or industrialized, secular, civilized, Christian, obvious, or democratic - those descriptions have all served to stigmatize yes states via heritage. Drawing on constructivism in addition to the insights of social theorists and philosophers, After Defeat demonstrates that stigmatization in diplomacy may end up in a feeling of nationwide disgrace, in addition to auto-Orientalism and inferior prestige. Ay?e Zarakol argues that stigmatized states turn into extra-sensitive to matters approximately prestige, and form their overseas coverage for this reason. The theoretical argument is supported via an in depth old assessment of imperative examples of the established/outsider dichotomy during the evolution of the fashionable states process, and in-depth reports of Turkey after the 1st international warfare, Japan after the second one international warfare, and Russia after the chilly battle.

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Battle for the Castle: The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, by Andrea Orzoff

By Andrea Orzoff

After international warfare I, diplomats and leaders on the Paris Peace Talks redrew the map of Europe, carving up old empires and remodeling Europe's japanese part into new realms. Drawing seriously at the previous, the leaders of those younger nations crafted nationwide mythologies and deployed them at domestic and overseas. regionally, myths have been a device for legitimating the hot country with fractious electorates. In nice strength capitals, they have been used to curry want and to compete with the mythologies and propaganda of alternative insecure postwar states. the recent postwar country of Czechoslovakia solid a name as Europe's democratic outpost within the East, an island of enlightened tolerance amid an more and more fascist principal and japanese Europe. In conflict for the fortress, Andrea Orzoff strains the parable of Czechoslovakia as an awesome democracy. The architects of the parable have been teachers who had fled Austria-Hungary within the nice War's early years. Tom?as Garrigue Masaryk, who turned Czechoslovakia's first president, and Edvard Benes, its longtime overseas minister and later president, propagated the assumption of the Czechs as a tolerant, filthy rich, and cosmopolitan humans, dedicated to ecu beliefs, and Czechoslovakia as a Western best friend in a position to containing either German aggression and Bolshevik radicalism. Deeply distrustful of Czech political events and Parliamentary leaders, Benes and Masaryk created an off-the-cuff political association referred to as the Hrad or "Castle." This robust coalition of intellectuals, newshounds, businessmen, non secular leaders, and nice struggle veterans struggled with Parliamentary leaders to set the country's political schedule and enhance the parable. in another country, the citadel wielded the nationwide delusion to say the eye and security of the West opposed to its more and more hungry associates. whilst Hitler occupied the rustic, the mythic Czechoslovakia won energy as its leaders went into wartime exile. as soon as Czechoslovakia regained its independence after 1945, the fortress delusion reappeared. After the Communist coup of 1948, many fort politicians went into exile in the USA, the place they wrote the fortress fable of an idealized Czechoslovakia into educational and political discourse. conflict for the fort demonstrates how this founding fable turned enshrined in Czechoslovak and eu historical past. It powerfully articulates the centrality of propaganda and the mass media to interwar ecu cultural international relations and politics, and the demanding, combative surroundings of ecu diplomacy from the start of the 1st international struggle way past the tip of the second one.

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Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran: Modernisation and by Ghoncheh Tazmini

By Ghoncheh Tazmini

The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 are examples of dramatic, unexpected and striking political upheaval that considerably altered the character of the kingdom and society within the glossy age. right here, Ghoncheh Tazmini presents an exceptional comparative examine those significant revolutions of the 20th century: their roots, occasions, effect and next efforts to reform. by means of doing so, she attracts the realization that during spite in their differing ambitions, ideologies and results, those defining upheavals percentage a massive similarity: either happened after years of fast, state-sponsored modernisation efforts conducted opposed to the backdrop of a kind of presidency that bore the entire hallmarks of a repressive autocracy. It used to be this sort of modernisation - a modernisation from above - that the writer keeps seriously contributed to the socio-economic discontent and political instability that proved to be the downfall of the Romanov and Pahlavi dynasties.

Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran deals a serious exploration of monarchies of Tsar Nicholas II and the Shahs Reza and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and their makes an attempt to enforce modernisation from above. She additionally examines the profitable makes an attempt of the innovative hobbies encouraged and led via Lenin and the Ayatollah Khomeini to achieve regulate of the nation, and the following efforts of those males to form either country and society in accordance with their respective ideologies.

Although those studies of revolution and reform are faraway from one another either spatially and temporally, Tazmini highlights their similarities. She in addition examines the successes and screw ups in their political elites, stressing the continuity of the hindrance surrounding the all-important factor of modernisation. hence Tazmini demonstrates how those matters proceed to affect the rule of thumb of fellows like Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin in Russia, and Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran. This publication is an important contribution to either old and modern debates touching on Russian and Iranian politics, and to the discourse on of the origins and effects of modernisation and revolution themselves.

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The Soviet Dream World of Retail Trade and Consumption in by A. Randall

By A. Randall

Within the early Thirties Soviet specialists introduced a crusade to create "socialist" retailing and also endorsed Soviet consumerism. How did the Stalinist regime reconcile retailing and intake with socialism? This publication examines the discourses that the Stalinist regime's new method of retailing and intake engendered.

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