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Belarus : the last European dictatorship

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus's complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation's first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka's surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010. Wilson looks at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Case studies
History
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Wilson, Andrew, 1961-
Belarus.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011013538
(OCoLC)711045586
Named Person: Aleksandr Lukashenko; Aleksandr Lukashenko
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 9780300177589 0300177585 1283344734 9781283344739
OCLC Number: 1012432744
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 304 pages) : illustrations, cartes
Contents: pt. A. Belarus : a history of crossroads --
pt. B. Independent Belarus.
Responsibility: Andrew Wilson.

Abstract:

This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus's complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation's first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka's surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010. Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belarus's current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus's on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-man's-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europe's "last dictator."

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