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From Submission To Rebellion : The Provinces Versus The Center In Russia - Vladimir Shlapentokh

From Submission To Rebellion

The Provinces Versus The Center In Russia

Paperback Published: 6th October 1998
ISBN: 9780813321578
Number Of Pages: 308

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Written in the spirit of comparative and historical analysis, this book addresses the relationship between the center and its provinces--an important issue in any society--using Russia as a case study. The authors investigate the historical stages of Russia's past with a special focus on the postcommunist era, a time when the movement toward regional autonomy (regionalization) is extremely important as a molder of political and economic life. In addition, the book shows how historical traditions, on the one hand, and the new market economy and democratization, on the other, will shape the relationship between the center and provinces in the coming decades.Shlapentokh, Levita, and Loiberg direct their attention not only to factors which shape regionalization, but also to the effects of this process on many different facets of Russian life. They argue that regionalization in Russia, as well as in other countries, is a contradictory process that has both benefits and drawbacks for social and economic progress.The solid research foundation draws from a rich body of sources, including Russian periodicals, statistical yearbooks, work by Russian and Western authors, data gathered in nationwide surveys conducted specifically for this project, and insightful observations made by the authors during their numerous visits to various regions in Russia.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Major Theoretical Perspective: Regionalism As Past and Contemporary World Developmentp. 5
The Era of the Center's Dominance Before 1985p. 27
Prerevolutionary Russia The Center Unchallenged Since the Sixteenth Centuryp. 29
The Center and Regions In The Soviet Period: the Provinces Without a Voicep. 53
The Khrushchev Era The First Move Toward Decentralizationp. 65
The Brezhnev Era Stability of Regional Cadresp. 71
The Center and Regions In Conflict Since 1985p. 79
The Gorbachev Era Destabilization Of Center-Periphery Relationsp. 81
Developments In Post-Communist Russia First Moves Toward Autonomy, 1991-1992p. 92
The Growth of Regionalism And the Center's Counterattack, 1993-1996p. 102
The Center and Regions In Confrontationp. 127
The Center and Regions In Political Strugglep. 129
Regions on the Offensivep. 138
The Regional Elite As Advocate of Regionalizationp. 142
The Ideological Struggle Surrounding Regionalizationp. 154
The Center and Regions In the Period of Marketization Of the Economyp. 167
Differentiation Between Regions In the Struggle for Autonomyp. 175
The Regionalization And Political Fragmentation of Russiap. 188
Regions in Coalition Against the Centerp. 195
The Effect of Regionalism On Russian Societyp. 201
The Contradictory Consequences Of Regionalizationp. 203
Conclusionp. 219
Abbreviationsp. 221
Notesp. 222
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780813321578
ISBN-10: 0813321573
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 6th October 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.34  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1