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Contemporary Russia as a feudal society : a new perspective on the post-Soviet era

Author: Vladimir Shlapentokh; Joshua Woods
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The current literature on post-Soviet Russia tends to depict the society in terms of one system, using either the liberal or authoritarian models. As a result, many important elements of contemporary Russia have been either neglected or distorted. The goal of this book is to add the feudal model to the conventional toolkit of social analysis. The book demonstrates that many developments in the country, including  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shlapentokh, Vladimir.
Contemporary Russia as a feudal society.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)652280325
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Shlapentokh; Joshua Woods
ISBN: 9780230600966 0230600964
OCLC Number: 125402169
Description: viii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The failure of the integrative-system approach in post-Soviet Russian studies --
The segmented approach and feudal model for the study of post-Soviet Russia --
Weakness of the state --
Oligarchs and corrupt bureaucrats : the purchase of political power --
The oligarchic ideology and its opposition to the liberal and totalitarian ideologies --
The royal domain : the thin line between the nation's assets and the President's private wealth --
The local barons after the Soviet collapse : ideology and practice (1989-1996) --
The local barons under Putin's moderate feudalism (2000-2006) --
The precariousness of property in contemporary Russia and the Middle Ages --
Personal relations as a core feature of feudalism --
Private security : a typical feudal phenomenon.
Responsibility: Vladimir Shlapentokh ; in collaboration with Joshua Woods.
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The book offers a theoretical discussion of the feudal model and a preliminary application of the model to post-Soviet Russia. In addition to a review of the feudal model as an ideal type, the author  Read more...

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