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Boris Yeltsin and Russia's democratic transformation

Author: Herbert J Ellison
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Series: Jackson School publications in international studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Boris Yeltsin is one of modern history's most dynamic and underappreciated figures. Herbert J. Ellison establishes Yeltsin as the principal leader and defender of Russia's democratic revolution - the very embodiment of Russia's fragile new liberties, including the evolving respect for the rule of law and private property, as well as core freedoms of speech, religion, press, and political association."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
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Ellison, Herbert J.
Boris Yeltsin and Russia's democratic transformation.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607839845
Named Person: Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert J Ellison
ISBN: 0295986379 9780295986371 9780802093042 0802093043
OCLC Number: 68799568
Description: 313 pages cm : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Boris Yeltsin, Russian liberator --
Reform or revolution? Yeltsin and Gorbachev, 1987-1991. From colleagues to rivals. Yeltsin builds an opposition program and Russian base. Challenging the center. Counterrevolution and democratic revolution. Replacing the Union. Epilogue --
The politics of reform, 1991-1999. Facing Communist opposition. Conflicts over policy and constitutional structure. Blocking constitutional reform. Reform and rebellion. The new constitutional order. Parliamentary and presidential elections --
The final phase of Yeltsin's leadership : economic and political crisis. Yeltsin seeks a successor --
Building a new economy. The legacy of Gorbachev's economic reforms. The politics and economics of the Yeltsin reforms. The long struggle for agricultural reform. Yeltsin's achievement in economic reform --
The new Russia and the world. Russia and the West. Russia and East Asia. Russia and the other Former Soviet Republics. An overview of Russian foreign policy under Yeltsin. conclusion : the Yeltsin legacy.
Series Title: Jackson School publications in international studies.
Responsibility: Herbert J. Ellison.
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