Russia s Missing Middle Class The Professions in Russian History

Author: Harley D. Balzer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315285398
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This work describes the emergence of the professions in late tsarist Russia and their struggle for autonomy from the aristocratic state. It also examines the ways in which the Russian professions both resembled and differed from their Western counterparts.

Historiography of Imperial Russia

Author: Thomas Sanders
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563246852
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of the best new and recent work on historical consciousness and practice in late Imperial Russia assembles the building blocks for a fundamental reconceptualization of Russian history and history writing.

Russia in 1913

Author: Wayne Dowler
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A pivotal year in the history of the Russian Empire, 1913 marks the tercentennial celebration of the Romanov Dynasty, the infamous anti-Semitic Beilis Trial, Russia's first celebration of International Women's Day, the ministerial boycott of the Duma, and the amnestying of numerous prisoners and political exiles, along with many other important events. A vibrant public sphere existed in Russia's last full year of peace prior to war and revolution. During this time a host of voluntary associations, a lively and relatively free press, the rise of progressive municipal governments, the growth of legal consciousness, the advance of market relations and new concepts of property tenure in the countryside, and the spread of literacy were tranforming Russian society. Russia in 1913 captures the complexity of the economy and society in the brief period between the revolution of 1905 and the outbreak of war in 1914 and shows how the widely accepted narrative about pre-war late Imperial Russia has failed in significant ways. While providing a unique synthesis of the historiography, Dowler also uses reportage from two newspapers to create a fuller impression of the times. This engaging and important study will appeal both to Russian studies scholars and serious readers of history.

Russia s liberal project

Author: Marcia A. Weigle
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
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Defining liberalism as the broadly defined political theory based on the institutionalization of individual and civil rights; the self-organization of society; and the limitation of the power of the state in political, economic, and social life, the author analyzes the demise of communism in Soviet Russia and the attempt to consolidate democracy in post-Soviet Russia as part of a single project to institutionalize the foundations of political liberalism. After separately examining civil society, political society, postcommunist state formation, and political culture, she argues for viewing social processes in Russia as displaying the continuity of a real liberal project that began with the Gorbachev regime and, while still weak, continues today.

The Russian Bulletin 1863 1917

Author: Daniel Balmuth
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820449210
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This book details the career of the -professors' newspaper-, <I>The Russian Bulletin, which served as a spokesman of Russian liberalism for over fifty years. It defended the legacy of Alexander II's Great Reforms, jury courts, and the zemstvo, and called for the rule of law and, eventually, a constitution and Duma for Russia. It combined this liberal position with a defense of the peasant commune and its egalitarianism and a critical attitude toward factories, business, and the free market. After 1905 the newspaper's views evolved; it slowly began to reconsider its egalitarian liberal populist views and its sympathy toward socialists. Before the fall of Tsarism, it accepted the novelty of individual farming and the benefits of industry and foreign investments."

Explaining Post Soviet Patchworks Actors and sectors in Russia between accommodation and resistance to globalization

Author: Klaus Segbers
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780754616337
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This first volume focuses on state, sectoral and transnational actors from a predominantly rational choice perspective. The book includes an extensive introduction by the editor which uses additional material gathered by the project team in two polls, 1999 and 2000, which, in addition to the individual studies, provide sufficient data to obtain unprecedented insights into the basic preferences and the logic of action of the main players in Russia.