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The Resource The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs, Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov

The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs, Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov

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The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs
Title
The troubled birth of Russian democracy
Title remainder
parties, personalities, and programs
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Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov
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eng
Summary
The demise of communism in the Soviet Union could not have occurred without the activism of dissident, anticommunist leaders who created and nourished a climate in which ordinary Russians gained the courage to stand up to and defeat communist control. But with communism ousted, what new form of government and what new leaders will emerge in Russia, a society that has never known democracy? Michael McFaul, a research associate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control, and Sergei Markov, an assistant professor at Moscow State University, interviewed anti-communist leaders and collected the documents of anticommunist parties in the months preceding and immediately following the August 1991 attempted coup d'etat. To examine the range of the political spectrum in Russia, they also talked to procommunist leaders who emerged to oppose Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, nationalist and anti-Semitic leaders of movements such as Pamyat', labor unions, Christian movements, and organizations opposed to the division of the Soviet Union. What emerges is a kaleidoscope of leaders with distinct ideas on key issues facing Russia: how to reform the economy, what role the market should play in a new economic system, how to respond to growing demands from non-Russian republics for independence, what leaders can be trusted, what Russia's relations with the West should be, and what form of government would be best for Russia. Gathered here are essays offering historical background on the parties, selected interviews with prominent members of these groups, and important party documents. Whether democracy will flourish in Russia remains in question. The parties profiled here, actively involved in the debate over Russia's future, offer readers an insider's look into contemporary Russian politics
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1963-
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McFaul, Michael
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1958-
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Markov, Sergei
Series statement
Hoover Institution Press publication
Series volume
415
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  • Political parties
  • Political parties
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
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The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs, Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov
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Publication
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  • Consists chiefly of interviews with various Russian personalities
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The origins of party formation in revolutionary Russia, 1985-1992 -- The Democratic Union -- Pamyat' -- The Democratic Party of Russia -- The Social-Democratic Party of Russia -- The Republican Party of Russia -- The Russian Christian-Democratic Movement of Russia (RXDD) -- The Democratic Russia Movement -- Strike committees and the Independent Union of Miners -- The neo-communists -- Soyuz -- The Liberal-Democratic Party of the USSR -- The Movement for Democratic Reform
Control code
27677180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780817992323
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535501
Label
The troubled birth of Russian democracy : parties, personalities, and programs, Michael McFaul, Sergei Markov
Publication
Note
  • Consists chiefly of interviews with various Russian personalities
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of party formation in revolutionary Russia, 1985-1992 -- The Democratic Union -- Pamyat' -- The Democratic Party of Russia -- The Social-Democratic Party of Russia -- The Republican Party of Russia -- The Russian Christian-Democratic Movement of Russia (RXDD) -- The Democratic Russia Movement -- Strike committees and the Independent Union of Miners -- The neo-communists -- Soyuz -- The Liberal-Democratic Party of the USSR -- The Movement for Democratic Reform
Control code
27677180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780817992323
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535501

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