The Legacy of State Socialism and the Future of Transformation

The Legacy of State Socialism and the Future of Transformation

By: David Lane (editor)Paperback

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Taking stock of the first decade of the transformation in the former Soviet bloc, this timely book explores the legacies of state socialism and attempts by once-communist countries to move toward a democratic, market-oriented system. Leading international scholars consider the ways traditions interact with other factors-both domestic and foreign-to influence the course of social, political, and economic change. With its blend of theory and case studies and its clear narrative, this book will be a valuable text for students of transition, Russian politics, and the transformation of Eastern Europe.

About Author

David Lane is senior research associate, faculty of social and political sciences, University of Cambridge.


Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 The Legacy and Trajectories of Change Chapter 3 Trajectories of Transformation: Theories, Legacies, and Outcomes Chapter 4 Party Systems and the State Socialist Legacy in Eastern Europe Part 5 Political Change Chapter 6 Russia: The Revenge of the Superstructure Chapter 7 Russia's Federal Legacy and Democratization Chapter 8 Elites and Institutions in Russian Economic Transformation: The Case of Sverdlovsk Chapter 9 Institutional and Political Legacies of the Socialist Welfare State Chapter 10 Cooperatives and the Legacy of State Socialism Chapter 11 The Military-Industrial Complex, Technological Change, and the Space Industry Part 12 Adaptation of Social Groups Chapter 13 The Nationalities Question and Soviet Collapse: Weakness in State Socialism or Path-Dependent Breakdown? Chapter 14 Class, Status, Powerlessness: Workers in Postcommunist Russia Chapter 15 The Changing Position of Women: Trafficking, Crime, and Corruption Part 16 A Western Perspective Chapter 17 "A Failed Crusade?": The United States and Postcommunist Russia

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742517936
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780742517936
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0742517934

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