The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

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Simon and Schuster, 4 січ. 2011 р. - 544 стор.
A refreshing and deeply reported look at the political, economic, and cultural changes in Russia, with an in-depth examination of Vladimir Putin’s rise, the power of the oligarchy, and what it means for the world.

Almost twenty-five years after Mikhail Gorbachev began radically reshaping his country, Russia has changed beyond recognition. In his third book on this subject, Professor Daniel Treisman takes stock of the country that has emerged from the debris of Soviet communism and addresses the questions that preoccupy scholars of its history and politics: Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Could its collapse have been avoided? Did Yeltsin destroy too much or too little of the Soviet political order? What explains Putin’s unprecedented popularity with the Russian public?

Based on two decades of research and his own experiences in the country, Treisman cuts through the scholarly and journalistic debates to provide a portrait of a country returning to the international community on its own terms. At a time when global politics are more important than ever, The Return illuminates the inner workings of a country that has increasingly come to influence, and which will continue to shape, American foreign policy and world events.
 

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The Return: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

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Treisman (political science, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia) looks back over the 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev began his ... Читати огляд повністю

THE RETURN: Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

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A crisp, unromantic overview of the rocky Russian journey to join the world markets.From the first thaw in Communism in the late 1980s to the rebounded technocracy under the current president ... Читати огляд повністю

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The Captain
1
The Natural
41
Unreasonable Doubt
80
The Understudy
123
The Unraveling
163
The Transformation
197
The Logic of Politics
240
The Mountains
262
Falling Apart
310
The Russia that Has Returned
340
Notes
391
Acknowledgments
491
Index
493
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Daniel Treisman is a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a leading specialist on post-communist Russia’s politics and economics. A recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Hoover Institution, he is the author of two previous acclaimed books on Russia. He lives with his family in Malibu, California.

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