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62 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
219 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
viii, 326 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Words of Gorbachev World in Transition - The End of the Cold War Issyk-Kul Forum (Speech 20 October 1986) Murmansk Initiative (Speech 1 October 1987) Freedom of Choice (speech to 43rd U.N. General Assembly Session, 7 December 1988) Europe as a Common Home (Council of Europe 6 July 1989) Grim Legacy of Old (Speech at 28th Communist Party Congress 2 July 1990 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech (10 December 1990) Address to the Global Forum on Environment and Development for Survival (Moscow, 19 January 1990) The Nobel Lecture (Speech- 5 June 1991) Final Televised Address as President of the USSR (25 December 1991) Speech at the Opening of the Fourth International Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders (20 April 1993) What Made Me a Crusader (Op-ed- Time Special Issue, November 1997) Nature Will Not Wait (World Watch Magazine, March/April 2001) Weapons of Mass Destruction: Free World The Importance of Chemical Weapons Abolition (Speech- Geneva Forum on the Worldwide Destruction of Chemical Weapons, 26 June 2003) Address for Second Rally for International Disarmament, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (6-8 May 2008) The Nuclear Threat (Op-ed- Wall Street Journal, 31 January 2007) Speech at Overcoming Nuclear Dangers Conference (16 April 2009) Disarmament Lessons from the Chemical Weapons Convention (Op-ed- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 16 June 2009) Two First Steps on Nuclear Weapons (op-ed- NY Times, 25 September 2009) Resetting the Nuclear Disarmament Agenda (Speech at the United Nations in Geneva, 5 October 2009) The Ice Has Broken (Op-ed- NY Times, 22 April 2010) Address for the Nobel Peace Laureates Forum (12-14 November 2010) The Senate's Next Task: Ratifying the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (op-ed- NY Times- 28 December 2010) Green Agenda Climate Challenge The New Path to Peace and Sustainability (Article- El Pais, 30 January 2004) A New Glasnost for Global Sustainability (Article- The Optimist April 2004) Energy Shift, Now (Forum 2004, 2 June 2004) The Third Pillar of Sustainable Development (Preface to Toward a Sustainable World: The Earth Charter in Action, 2005) The Lessons of Chernobyl (Interview- The Optimist April 2006) Interview with the House Magazine (2006) Foreword to Antarctica: The Global Warming (October 2006) Mikhail Gorbachev on World Food Crisis (Op-ed- Rossiskaya Gazeta daily 13 May 2008) Failure in Copenhagen would be 'catastrophic risk': Gorbachev (Interview- Agence France-Presse, 3 December 2009) Address to the Club of Rome (26 October 2009) Tear Down This Wall! And Save the Planet (Op-ed- The Times, 9 November 2009) Playing Russian Roulette with Climate Change (Op-ed- Project Syndicate, 3 December 2009) We Have a Real Emergency (Op-ed- NY Times, 9 December 2009) After Copenhagen: A New Leadership Challenge (Op-ed- GCI website, 22 December 2009) Let's Get Serious About Climate Talks (Op-ed- NY Times, 3 November 2010) Water for Peace A New Glasnost for Our Future: The Right to Water and Dignified Life (Speech- World Urban Forum, 13 September 2004) Our Common Future (Speech- La Plata Basin Dialogues, 12 September 2005) Access to Water is Not a Privilege, it's a Right (Article- The Optimist, 2005) All of Us Should be Ashamed (Op-ed- Financial Times, 21 March 2007) Climate Change and Water Security: Solving the Equation (Op-ed- Project Syndicate, 6 June 2007) Foreword to Water for Peace - Peace for Water (Article- 2008) Tomorrow May be Too Late to Address Water Crisis (Speech- 'Peace with Water' conference, 12 February 2009) The Right to Water (Op-ed- NY Times 16 July 2010) CSA Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev (Autumn 2010) Word on Gorbachev Contributors - Shimon Peres George Bush Sr. Ruud Lubbers F. W. de Klerk Dr. Jan Kulczyk Federico Mayor Zaragoza Mario Soares Maurice Strong Martin Lees Ted Turner Achim Steiner Diane Meyer Simon Dr. Ismail Serageldin Guido Pollice Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp Sir David King Shoo Iwasaki Jean-Michel Cousteau Steven Rockefeller Charles & Diane Gallagher Sergei Kapitsa Alexander Likhotal Pat Mitchell & Scott Seydel Ricardo Lagos Margaret Thatcher.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781905570317 20160605
Mikhail Gorbachev is living proof that the word is mightier than the sword; that ideas, not armies, change the world. Dedicated to ridding humanity of the threat of nuclear annihilation, Gorbachev called for multilateral action to forge a common future at a time when the superpowers were at loggerheads. Two key words, Perestroika and Glasnost, characterised his philosophy - words that came to represent change and freedom in the universal consciousness. Gorbachev's radical thought ignited sweeping reforms in the Soviet Union, inspired liberation movements across Eastern Europe, and thawed decades of Cold War enmity. For Gorbachev, environmental matters have always been inextricably bound up with peace, security and social justice. The transition from head of state of the USSR to president of a non-governmental organisation, Green Cross International, was therefore a natural one. "Mikhail Gorbachev: Prophet for Change" traces the evolution of his vision, in particular the origins and outcomes of his environmental agenda, which belong to the important legacy of the changes Gorbachev initiated in the Soviet Union and the world. Without these critical initiatives, the many advances of today's global environmental movement would not have been possible. This anthology, featuring select speeches and writings, as well as tributes from political contemporaries and partners in the environmental and peace movements, has been compiled by Green Cross International to celebrate Gorbachev's 80th birthday. The tributes from colleagues and friends - ranging from political heavyweights George Bush and Margaret Thatcher to renowned champions of sustainability Maurice Strong and Achim Steiner - reflect the esteem in which Mikhail Gorbachev is held, and the special place he occupies in the history of our times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781905570317 20160605
Green Library
210 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
134 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
253 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Leitgedanken
  • Aussensicht
  • Nordmittelosteuropa : Attraktive Region
  • Litauen
  • Lettland
  • Estland
  • Nordmittelosteuropa : Strategische Region und Brücke nach Russland ...
  • Aber die Baltischen Tiger ohne Sprungkraft
  • Innensichten
  • Demokratie im Werden
  • Baltische Demokratie und Baltische Transformation
  • Stolperstein "Politische Kultur"
  • Politische Kultur auf tönernen Füßen
  • Politik gegen die Gesellschaft
  • Herrschafts-Elite und Transformations-Oligarchen
  • Die Macht der Transformations-Oligarchen
  • Oligarch Ainars Šlesers
  • Oligarch Andris Šķēle
  • Oligarch Aivars Lembergs als pars pro toto
  • Oligarchen können auch kooperieren
  • Medien sichern Oligarchien-Einfluß
  • Risse im Machtgefüge der Oligarchen
  • Stolperstein Korruption
  • Korruption in Zeiten des Neoliberalismus
  • Private Aneignung öffentlicher Mittel
  • EU-Kommission mit beschädigter Legitimation
  • OLAF allein genügt nicht
  • Stolperstein Politische Parteien
  • Überblick der baltischen Parteienlandschaft
  • Estland
  • Lettland
  • Litauen
  • Innovationskraft der am Systemerhalt interessierten Konservativen
  • Innovationskraft der reformwilligen "Linken Parteien"
  • Estland : neue Parteien mit alten Wurzeln
  • Estland : liberal eingebundene Sozialdemokraten
  • Estland : innovative öko-soziale Partei
  • Lettland : seine Caudillo-Parteien
  • Lettische Parteien verhindern Innovation
  • Lettland : russisch-lettische Innovationen
  • Lettland : verpaßte sozial-demokratische Selbstfindung
  • LSDSP-Stadtpolitik in Riga
  • Erneuerungsversuche der LSDSP
  • Litauen : Sozialdemokratie in der atomaren Zwickmühle
  • Litauen : Atom-Energie ist das Maß der Dinge
  • Litauen : Konservative Transformation seit Oktober 2008
  • E-Demokratie als Perspektive
  • Entwicklungsräume
  • Handicap : Gesellschaftliche Zerrissenheit
  • Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Lettland
  • Ein wachsendes Zusatzproblem : Illegale Beschäftigung
  • Arbeitsmarktpolitik in Estland
  • Gewerkschaften : arbeitspolitischer Promotor?
  • Estlands Gewerkschaften
  • Lettlands Gewerkschaften
  • Litauens Gewerkschaften
  • Staat : Schutz des Arbeitsmarktes
  • Migration und cost-benefit
  • Migration gegen Europa oder : wie sichern wir die Festung?
  • Menschenhandel
  • Drogenhandel und Drogenkonsum
  • Chaotischer Wertewandel
  • Bildungspolitik für eine zukunftsfähige Gesellschaft
  • Reale Wirtschaftspolitiken
  • Baltische Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise
  • Wirtschaftspolitische Stressfaktoren
  • Estland : Wirtschaftspolitik auf IMF-Kurs
  • Litauen : mit, ohne IMF
  • Zivilgesellschaft als Politscher Akteur
  • Zivilgesellschaft besitzt Handlungsräume
  • Das Volk gegen korrupte Politik
  • Basisdemokratische Initiative : Verfassungs-Referendum
  • Verfassungs-Referendum : Einschätzung der politischen Akteure
  • Interpretation des Referendums
  • NGO-Vernetzung nutzen
  • Staat im Übergang Banken- und Wirtschaftskrise Erfordern den Neuen Staat
  • Aussenpolitischer Bezug : Russland
  • Energie-Politik als impériale Machtsicherung
  • Georgien-Krieg : ein imperialer Konflikt
  • Georgien-Krieg durch die baltische Brille
  • Estland als case-study der außenpolitischen Transformation
  • Cyber-Krieg gegen Estland und Spionage gegen NATO
  • Russisch-baltische Perspektiven
  • Russlands politische Kultur bleibt baltische Bezugsgröße
  • Aussenpolitischer Bezug : EU
  • Beitritts-Förderung durch EU-Programme
  • EU-Finanzzuflüsse als politisches movens
  • Passive EU : unprofessionelle Landesregierung
  • EU- Erweiterungsvisionen
  • Aussenpolitischer Bezug : Ostsee-Raum
  • Schwedens pro-baltische Initiative
  • Baltische Energiepolitik : nur mit Eu und mit Russland
  • Die europäische Energie-Vision : Inogate
  • Nabucco : ohne Baltikum
  • Nord-Stream : anti-baltisches Gas-Projekt?
  • Nationalstaatliche Energiesicherung hat Priorität im Baltikum
  • Litauens Atompolitik als baltischer Bezugspunkt
  • Estlands Energiepolitik
  • Lettlands Energiepolitik
  • Baltischer Regionalansatz als Vision
  • Option : Ostsee : Schwarzes Meer
  • Option : baltischer Energieverbund
  • EU-Initiativen : für Europa und die Ostsee-Region
  • Die Chance des "Verbundplans für den baltischen Energiemarkt"
  • Russlands eigene Energie-Initiative
  • Exkurs : Thesen zur Energiesicherheit
  • Nachhaltiger Green New Deal : Weg aus der Grossen Krise für Ganz Europa
  • Green New Deal und seine bestehenden Unscharfen
  • Eine neue Nachhaltigkeits-Politik ist unabweisbar
  • Einstieg in den baltischen Green New Deal
  • Der Ostseeraum als Probenbühne der EU
  • Notwendig und machbar : nachhaltige Waldnutzung
  • Notwendig und machbar : effiziente und sparsame Energieverwertung
  • Erneuerbare Energie : Wind
  • Erneuerbare Energie : Bioenergien
  • Allianz für kommunale Energiepolitik
  • Lessons Learnt
  • Green New Deal für den Ostsee-Raum durch Energiepolitik
  • Energie-Effizienz im Ostsee-Raum
  • Energiemarkt und ökosozialprodukt
  • Auswahl genutzter Quellen
  • Über den Autor.
Green Library
194 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
180 p.
Green Library
xxi, 385 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Toward a modern society for all : overview / Aktoty Aitzhanova, Shugeo Katsu, Johannes F. Linn, and Vladislav Yezhov
  • Kazakhstan's progress since independence / Richard Pomfret
  • The global and regional outlook / Shahid Yusuf
  • Kazakhstan's vision 2050 / Aktoty Aitzhanova, Dennis de Tray, Shugeo Katsu, Johannes F. Linn, and Vladislav Yezhov
  • Inclusive human development / Michelle Riboud
  • A sustainable energy sector / Hossein Razavi
  • A green growth path / William Y. Brown
  • Kazakhstan in 2050 : Lyazzat Bertassova remembers
  • Urbanization, regional development, and decentralization / Johannes F. Linn
  • Knowledge-based economic growth / Shahid Yusuf
  • Kazakhstan in 2050 : Seryk Baikanov remembers
  • Kazakhstan's role in the region and in the world / Richard Pomfret
  • Institutions for a modern society / John Nellis
  • Scenarios for the future / Harpaul Alberto Kohli and Johannes F. Linn
  • Kazakhstan 2050 : a historian taking stock of a vision achieved
  • The way forward : conclusion / Aktoty Aitzhanova, Shugeo Katsu, Johannes F. Linn, and Vladislav Yezhov
  • Postscript: Summary of a discussion of Kazakhstan 2050 at the Second Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum in Astana, September 10-11, 2013
  • Annex 1: Kazakhstan's standing in international country performance indexes
  • Annex 2: Model for developing long-term growth scenarios.
Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by territory and is blessed with abundant natural resources. Since independence some 20 years ago, the country has transformed itself into a dynamic market-oriented economy. Over the last 10 years, its economic growth rate has been among the highest in the world, thus reaching high middle-income country status, with low rates of poverty and unemployment. In December 2012, the President of Kazakhstan introduced "Kazakhstan 2050", a vision and agenda for the country, which postulates that Kazakhstan will join the ranks of the top 30 developed countries by 2050, not just in terms of per capita income, but in terms of broader measures of economic, social, and institutional development. This book written by a team of international experts presents an independent assessment of what will be needed to achieve this vision. Based on a review of Kazakhstan's socioeconomic development over the last 20 years and analysis of the outlook of the global economy, the volume explores how Kazakhstan can build the foundations for an inclusive modern society in seven priority areas by: building, first of all, a strong human resource base; managing its energy resources sustainably; growing a green economy; pursuing balanced and efficient urban and regional development; creating a diversified, modern knowledge economy; becoming fully integrated with the rest of the world; and, underpinning all else, building effective and inclusive institutions. The assessment concludes that the vision is very ambitious, but broadly feasible, provided no sense of complacency sets in. It presents options for short-, medium-, and long-term action in each of the seven priority areas. Recognizing that there are no blueprints for success, and that Kazakhstan faces many uncertainties, the book also concludes with a set of eight principles that can help guide policy makers on a pathway toward the vision of Kazakhstan 2050.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199450602 20160616
Green Library
180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Acronyms
  • Introduction
  • Russian National interests in the Arctic
  • Russia's discourse on the high north
  • Russia's arctic doctrines
  • The Russian Arctic : in search of a sustainable development strategy
  • The problem of definition
  • Climate change's implications for the AZRF
  • Conclusion
  • Paradiplomacy : a joker?
  • Local goes global
  • Paradiplomacy: strategies and methods
  • The Institutional framework
  • Implications of paradiplomacy
  • Conclusion
  • Northern sea route
  • Russia's relations with major Arctic players
  • U.S.-Russia
  • Canada-Russia
  • Russia-Norway
  • Russia-Denmark
  • Russia's relations with East Asian countries
  • NATO and Russia in the Arctic
  • EU, Russia and the Arctic
  • Russia and the Territorial Disputes in the High North
  • The U.S.-Russian dispute on the bering sea
  • The Russian-Norwegian dispute on the barents Sea
  • Problems pertaining to Svalbard
  • Russian claims on the Arctic continental shelf
  • Russian military strategies in the Arctic
  • Threat perceptions
  • Military activities and modernization plans
  • Conclusions
  • References.
In this timely book, the authors provide a detailed analysis of Russia's national interests in the Arctic region. They assess Russia's domestic discourse on the High North's role in the system of national priorities as well as of Moscow's bi- and multilateral relations with major regional players, energy, environmental, socio-cultural, and military policies in the Arctic. In contrast to the internationally wide-spread stereotype of Russia as a revisionist power in the High North, this book argues that Moscow tries to pursue a double-sided strategy in the region. On the one hand, Russia aims at defending her legitimate economic interests in the region. On the other hand, Moscow is open to co-operation with foreign partners that are willing to partake in exploiting the Arctic natural resources. The general conclusion is that in the foreseeable future Moscow's strategy in the region will be predictable and pragmatic rather than aggressive or spontaneous. The authors argue that in order to consolidate the soft power pattern of Russia's behavior a proper international environment in the Arctic should be created by common efforts. Other regional players should demonstrate their responsibility and willingness to solve existing and potential problems on the basis of international law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783838207537 20160704
This timely book provides a detailed analysis of Russia's national interests in the Arctic region. It analyzes Russia's domestic discourse on the Far North's role among national priorities as well as Moscow's bi- and multilateral relations with major regional players, including energy, environmental, socio-cultural, and military policies in the Arctic. In contrast to the internationally widespread stereotype of Russia as a revisionist power in the Far North, this book argues that Moscow tries to pursue a double-sided strategy in the region. On the one hand, Russia aims at defending legitimate economic interests in the region. On the other hand, Moscow is open to co-operation with foreign partners that are willing to partake in exploiting the Arctic natural resources. The general conclusion is that in the foreseeable future Moscow's strategy in the region will be predictable and pragmatic rather than aggressive or spontaneous. The authors argue that in order to consolidate the soft power pattern of Russia's behavior a proper international environment in the Arctic should be created by common efforts. Other regional players should demonstrate their responsibility and willingness to solve existing and potential problems on the basis of international law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783838207834 20160704
Green Library
xix, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: A strategy of economic reform
  • Why Ukraine can and should opt for radical reforms now
  • Europe as an anchor for modernization
  • Not very propitious start of a new nation, 1991-2004
  • The Orange Revolution : its causes and failure, 2004-10
  • The Yanukovych regime : the ultimate predation, 2010-14
  • Euromaidan : the demise of the Yanukovych regime, November 2013-February 2014
  • Political reform must come first
  • Next comes reform of the state
  • Achieving financial stability and sustainability
  • Cleaning up the energy sector
  • Social policy cannot wait.
Ukraine has been wracked by a year of unprecedented political, economic, and military turmoil. Russian military aggression in the east and a legacy of destructive policies and corruption have created an imminent existential crisis for this young democracy. Yet Ukraine also has a great opportunity to break out of economic underperformance. In this study, Anders Aslund, one of the world's leading experts on Ukraine, traces Ukraine's evolution as a market economy starting with the fall of communism and examines the economic impact of its recent difficulties. Aslund argues that Ukraine must undertake sweeping political, economic, social, and government reforms to achieve prosperity and independence. For its part, the West must abandon its hesitant approach and provide broad economic assistance to help Ukraine transform itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780881327014 20160618
Green Library
xxv, 347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Russia Before 1980: 1. Muscovy and the West-- 2. Reform communism-- Part II. Gorbachev: 3. Pandora's box-- 4. Blindman's bluff-- 5. Squalid superpower-- Part III. Yeltsin: 6. Demolition and system building-- 7. Crisis management-- Part IV. Putin: 8. Authoritarian reconsolidation-- 9. Heritage and neglect-- Part V. Advance and Retreat: 10. Semblance of democracy-- 11. Social change and adaptation-- 12. International relations-- Part VI. Prospects: 13. Sustainable growth-- 14. Russia in the Chinese looking glass-- Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521849135 20160528
Russia Since 1980 recounts the epochal political, economic, and social changes that destroyed the Soviet Union, ushering in a perplexing new order. Two decades after Mikhail Gorbachev initiated regime-wrecking radical reforms, Russia has reemerged as a superpower. It has survived a hyperdepression, modernized, restored private property and business, adopted a liberal democratic persona, and asserted claims to global leadership. Many in the West perceive these developments as proof of a better globalized tomorrow, while others foresee a new cold war. Globalizers contend that Russia is speedily democratizing, marketizing, and humanizing, creating a regime based on the rule of law and respect for civil rights. Opponents counterclaim that Russia before and during the Soviet period was similarly misportrayed and insist that Medvedev's Russia is just another variation of an authoritarian 'Muscovite' model that has prevailed for over five centuries. The cases for both positions are explored while chronicling events since 1980.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521849135 20160528
Green Library
xxi, 417 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Based on archival research, this is a history of the Russo-Chinese border which examines Russia's expansion into the Asian heartland during the decades of Chinese decline and the 20th-century paradox of Russia's inability to sustain political and economic sway over its domains.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781563247231 20160528
Green Library
viii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 The problem and the argument: from areas studies to a social science and beyond-- scope and structure of the present study. Part 2 How to evaluate theories?: facts and theories-- comparison of theories and the incommensurability thesis-- summing up the general premises. Part 3 The heritage of Soviet foreign policy studies: the growth of the field-- theoretical dimensions of change and continuity-- looking beneath the surface of Sovietology. Part 4 Russia and the international system: two sets of test questions from three perspectives-- subsystem dominance or power of structure?-- interdependence, issue areas, and regimes-- constructing interests, identity, and norms-- making theoretical choices. Part 5 Russian foreign policy decision-making: actors and action principle-- the synthesis - a dynamic decision-making system. Part 6 The argument restated - beyond objectivism and relativism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754611950 20160527
An examination of how to transform post-Soviet study of Soviet and Russian foreign policy into an integrated part of the social sciences and international relations theory. It is a sustained attempt to synthesize international relations theory and security policy in academic literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754611950 20160527
Green Library
vii, 165 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Politics-- conflict and security-- international relations-- economics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855675537 20160527
This work provides an assessment of the political and economic development of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in five years of independence, and analyzes the trends that are shaping the region's near to medium term future. It focuses on the dynamics of political stability and instability, on the region's unresolved conflicts and on the prospects for regional cooperation and sustained economic growth. Special consideration is given to the interplay of internal and external factors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855675537 20160527
Green Library
x, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Evaluating Yeltsin and his revolution / Michael McFaul
  • Fragmentation of Russia / Thomas Graham
  • Power and leadership in Putin's Russia / Lilia Shevtsova
  • Simulations of power in Putin's Russia / Stephen Holmes
  • Russia's transition to a market economy: a permanent redistribution? / Joel Hellman
  • Ten myths about the Russian economy / Anders Åslund
  • Has Russia entered a period of sustainable economic growth? / Clifford G. Gaddy
  • What has happened to Russian society? / Judyth L. Twigg
  • Human capital and Russian security in the twenty-first century / Harley Balzer
  • From pragmatism to strategic choice: is Russia's security policy finally becoming realistic? / Dmitri Trenin
  • Limits of the Sino-Russian strategic partnership / Andrew C. Kuchins
  • State building and security threats in Central Asia / Martha Brill Olcott
  • What is the future of Chechnya? / Anatol Lieven
  • New shape of East-West nuclear relationship / Rose Gottemoeller
  • Prospects for U.S.-Russian cooperation / James M. Goldgeier
  • Russia rising? / Andrew C. Kuchins.
Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative. For most of the 1990s the Russian economy was in free fall, the legal system in absentia, and the majority of citizens engaged primarily in survival efforts. Not surprisingly, the former superpower also struggled to adapt to its greatly diminished means and status. This is a collection of essays by international experts on Russian politics, economics, society, and foreign and security policy. The volume is comprehensive in its coverage of key topics as well as reflective of contemporary debates on developments in Russia. The essays provide retrospective analyses of how Russia has fared in its reform efforts and a prospective look at the challenges ahead. The book should be of interest to scholars, students, and a general audience seeking to better understand where Russia has been and where it is going.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870031984 20160527
Green Library
290 p.
  • 1. Alexander Marshall Turkfront: Frunze and the development of Soviet counter-insurgency in Central Asia 2. Paul Bergne The Kokand autonomy, 1917-18: political background, aims and reasons for failure 3. Arslan Koichiev Ethno-territorial claims in the Ferghana valley during the process of delimitation, 1924-27 4. Gerard O' Neill Land and water 'reform' in the 1920s: agrarian revolution or social engineering? 5. Andrew Segars Nation building in Turkey and Uzbekistan: the use of language and history in the creation of national identity 6. Robert Lowe Nation building and identity in the Kyrgyz Republic 7. Henri Fruchet The use of history: the Soviet historiography of Khan Kenesary Kasimov 8. Alex Stringer Soviet development in Central Asia: the classic colonial syndrome? 9. Lars Jalling Environmental issues in Central Asia: a source of hope or despair? 10. Tom Everett-Heath Identity and instability in the post-Soviet world: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan 11. Elise Massicard and Tommaso Trevisani The Uzbek Mahalla: between state and society 12. Petra Steinberger 'Fundamentalism' in Central Asia: reasons, reality and prospects 13. Kai Wegerich Water: the difficult path to a sustainable future for Central Asia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700709564 20160528
What is the legacy of Soviet colonialism in Central Asia? How can nation states be formed overnight? How serious a threat to Central Asian stability are radical Islamic movements? The collapse of the Soviet Union led to the creation of five states in Central Asia which had never before existed. Over the last decade, the region's leaders have attempted to forge nations and carve countries from a complex political, historical and sociological mix. This pioneering collection examines the radical transition Central Asia underwent in the twentieth century Following President Bush's declaration of a 'War on Terror' and the subsequent ousting of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the strengths and policies of Central Asia's regimes have become matters of geopolitical importance. This collection assesses these policies against the backdrop of a Soviet legacy and the vigorous attempts of these countries to build secular states within the radical Islamic world. Paul Bergne, St Anthony's College Oxford Tom Everett-Heath, Middle East Economic Digest Henri Fruchet Arslan Koichiev, BBC Robert Lowe, Royal Institute o.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700709564 20160528
Green Library
xii, 362 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The Secret Speech
  • From thaw to freeze: party history and Soviet literature, 1956-57
  • Forgetting within limits: censorship and preservation of the Stalin cult
  • Trauma and redemption: narratives of 1937 in Soviet culture
  • Between myth and memory: war, terror, and Stalin in popular memory
  • The "cult of personality" in the early Brezhnev era
  • Conclusion.
Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras. Jones traces the authorities' initiation and management of the de-Stalinization process and explores a wide range of popular reactions to the new narratives of Stalinism in party statements and in Soviet literature and historiography. Engaging with the dynamic field of memory studies, this book represents the first sustained comparison of this process with other countries' attempts to rethink their own difficult pasts, and with later Soviet and post-Soviet approaches to Stalinism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300185126 20160612
Green Library
1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : map
  • List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction: Shadowlands Chapter 1. Understanding Collective Memory and National Identity Chapter 2. Between Teuton and Slav Chapter 3. Historians as 'Carriers of Meaning' Chapter 4. Voicing Post-Soviet Histories Chapter 5. A Winner's Tale: The Clash of Private and Public Memories in Post-Soviet Estonia Chapter 6. Conclusion: Framing Past and Future Appendices Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785330735 20170814
Located within the forgotten half of Europe, historically trapped between Germany and Russia, Estonia has been profoundly shaped by the violent conflicts and shifting political fortunes of the last century. This innovative study traces the tangled interaction of Estonian historical memory and national identity in a sweeping analysis extending from the Great War to the present day. At its heart is the enduring anguish of World War Two and the subsequent half-century of Soviet rule. Shadowlands tells this story by foregrounding the experiences of the country's intellectuals, who were instrumental in sustaining Estonian historical memory, but who until fairly recently could not openly grapple with their nation's complex, difficult past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785330735 20170814
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