Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781780321080 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780321097 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Russia and Development

Capitalism, Civil Society and the State

Charles Buxton

Russia and Development

Charles Buxton

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272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781780321080 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781780321097 Published December 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Unique and insightful, this book takes a look at Russia’s development through the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Rather than make the more familiar comparisons between Russia and the West, Russia and Development focuses on political and social mobilization in adjacent Central Asia. It examines the role of local government and civil society in development, as well as popular responses to the policies of Putin and Medvedev aimed at modernizing Russia and forging a new Eurasia alliance in Russia’s 'development neighbourhood'. The book uses local sources and case studies to pose important questions about the role of empire, revolution, nationalism and democratization in the twenty-first century. With unique insider knowledge, Charles Buxton ultimately places Russia’s current development model in an international context, where Russia is increasingly becoming a competitor to Western-led development practices.

Essential reading for anyone interested in the region or development thought and practice.
Contents
Introduction

Part 1 The Heritage
1 Capitalism, civil society and development in Russia (to 1917 and from 1989)
2 State and development in the Soviet period
3 Moving east and south: empire and after

Part 2 Development and Struggle
4 Political mobilization from war communism to coloured revolution
5 Local government decentralization: civil society development in the Urals and Siberia
6 Development challenges in an insecure neighbourhood: Tajikistan
7 Beyond alienation: social movements and protest in Russia in the 2000s

Part 3 The International Context
8 NGOs challenging political and economic power
9 Russia as a BRIC

Postscript
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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