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The rebirth of Russian democracy : an interpretation of political culture, Nicolai N. Petro

Label
The rebirth of Russian democracy : an interpretation of political culture
Title
The rebirth of Russian democracy
Title remainder
an interpretation of political culture
Statement of responsibility
Nicolai N. Petro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How could the West have better prepared for the fall of communism and gained a clearer picture of Russia's new political landscape? By cultivating an awareness, Nicolai Petro argues, of the deep democratic aspirations of the Russian people since Muscovite times. Petro traces the long history of those aspirations, recovering for us an understanding crucial to our formation of successful foreign policy toward Russia. Petro's analysis includes many surprising and incisive observations. In a look at the Russian Orthodox Church, he details its long history of support for opposition sentiment during both Tsarist and Soviet times and its support for democracy today. He also explores the character and power of contemporary Russian nationalism and traces its origins to the neo-Slavophile national identity that took its shape as a challenge to Bolshevik oppression. Delineating Russia's postcommunist political parties, the author reveals their roots in prerevolutionary times and explains how this continuity makes Russian political aspirations far more predictable than is commonly assumed. Awakening us to Russia's historical involvement in the democratic quest that lies at the heart of Western values, Petro opens a path for a more meaningful, more productive, understanding of modern Russia
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petro, Nicolai N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • National characteristics, Russian
  • Civil society
Label
The rebirth of Russian democracy : an interpretation of political culture, Nicolai N. Petro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Political Culture and the Failure of Sovietology -- 2. Constrained Autocracy in Russian History -- 3. Orthodoxy's Symphonic Ideal: The Russian Church in Search of Tradition -- 4. The "Russian Idea": Forging an Alternative National Identity -- 5. Russia's Alternative Political Organizations: The Re-emergence of Civil Society -- 6. Back to the Future of Russian Politics
Control code
31661274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780674750012
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94045431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1675159
Label
The rebirth of Russian democracy : an interpretation of political culture, Nicolai N. Petro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Political Culture and the Failure of Sovietology -- 2. Constrained Autocracy in Russian History -- 3. Orthodoxy's Symphonic Ideal: The Russian Church in Search of Tradition -- 4. The "Russian Idea": Forging an Alternative National Identity -- 5. Russia's Alternative Political Organizations: The Re-emergence of Civil Society -- 6. Back to the Future of Russian Politics
Control code
31661274
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 226 pages
Isbn
9780674750012
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94045431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1675159

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