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Russia In The Nineteenth Century Autocracy Reform And Social Change 1814 1914

Author : A. I. U. Polunov
ISBN : 9781317460497
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a comprehensive interpretive history of Russia from the defeat of Napoleon to the eve of World War I. It is the first such work by a post-Soviet Russian scholar to appear in English. Drawing on the latest Russian and Western historical scholarship, Alexander Polunov examines the decay of the two central institutions of tsarist Russia: serfdom and autocracy. Polunov explains how the major social groups - the gentry, merchants, petty townspeople, peasants, and ethnic minorities - reacted to the Great Reforms, and why, despite the emergence of a civil society and capitalist institutions, a reformist, evolutionary path did not become an alternative to the Revolution of 1917. He provides detailed portraits of many tsarist bureaucrats and political reformers, complete with quotations from their writings, to explain how the principle of autocracy, although significantly weakened by the Great Reforms in mid-century, reasserted itself under the last two emperors. Polunov stresses the relevance, for Russians in the post-Soviet period, of issues that remained unresolved in the pre-Revolutionary period, such as the question of private property in land and the relationship between state regulation and private initiative in the economy.

Russia In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Aleksandr I︠U︡rʹevich Polunov
ISBN : 1317460472
Genre : Russia
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Twilight Of The Titans

Author : Paul K. MacDonald
ISBN : 9781501717109
Genre : Political Science
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In this bold new perspective on the United States–China power transition, Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent examine all great power transitions since 1870. They find that declining and rising powers have strong incentives to moderate their behavior at moments when the hierarchy of great powers is shifting. How do great powers respond to decline? they ask. What options do great powers have to slow or reverse their descent? In Twilight of the Titans, MacDonald and Parent challenge claims that policymakers for great powers, unwilling to manage decline through moderation, will be pushed to extreme measures. Tough talk, intimidation, provocation, and preventive war, they write, are not the only alternatives to defeat. Surprisingly, retrenchment tends not to make declining states tempting prey for other states nor does it promote domestic dysfunction. What retrenchment does encourage is resurrection. Only states that retrench have recovered their former position. MacDonald and Parent show how declining states tend to behave, what policy options they have to choose from, how rising states respond to decline, and what conditions reward which strategies. Using case studies that include Great Britain in 1872 and 1908, Russia in 1888 and 1903, and France in 1893 and 1924, Twilight of the Titans offers clear evidence that declining powers have a wide array of options at their disposal and offers guidance on how to use the right tools at the right time. The result is a comprehensive rethinking of power transition and hegemonic war theories and a different approach to the policy problems that declining states face. What matters most, the authors write, is the strategic choices made by the great powers.

American Book Publishing Record

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Genre : Eurasia
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Author : American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132694931
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Recipes For Russia

Author : Alison Karen Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015073917919
Genre : Cooking
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Alison K. Smith examines changing attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about the production and consumption of food in Russia from the late 18th century through the mid 19th century. She focuses on the way that competing ideas based either in “traditional” Russian practice or in new practices from the “rational” West became the basis for Russians’ understanding of themselves and their society. The Russians who participated in the process of self-definition were variously private authors and reformers or public servants of the Russian imperial state. Some had great success in creating a sense of themselves as ultimate authorities on a given topic. For example, a series of cookbook authors developed a system of writing Russian cookbooks in ways that borrowed from, but were still quite different from, foreign sources. Others found the process of mediating these ideas more difficult; agricultural reformers, in particular, sometimes found traditional practices, now deemed irrational, hard to eliminate. Recipes for Russia looks at the process of nation building within the framework of the modern world—that is, it looks at the way individuals sought to define their nationality not only against outside influences but also by incorporating those outside influences into some coherent, yet national, whole. While Smith looks at food as part of Russian culture, she also connects it with the social, legal, and economic background that formed the culture, while examining the pre-reform period in significant detail. As a result, Recipes for Russia illuminates the great changes of this period, both in the food habits of Russians and in their views of themselves and of their nation.

The Prohibition Option

Author : Mark Lawrence Schrad
ISBN : WISC:89098697964
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The "noble experiment" of alcohol prohibition was a bad policy idea-promoting widespread corruption, smuggling, bootlegging, and disrespect for law while proving unable to achieve the desired results in terms of national sobriety. The inherent unenforceability of such radical prohibitory measures was well-known to policymakers of the day, yet coinciding with World War I, we find a "wave" of eleven countries rushing to adopt a well-known bad policy at roughly the same time. How are we to understand this wave, and the international diffusion of bad policy? By removing the default assumption that policies diffuse internationally based on the following of best practice, what can the prohibition wave tell us about the mechanisms of international policy diffusion, and the ways in which policy ideas are translated into policy in different institutional policymaking contexts?

Daily Life In Imperial Russia

Author : Greta Bucher
ISBN : 0313341222
Genre : History
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This volume traces the majesty and scandals of imperial Russia, from Peter the Great to the Bolshevik Revolution.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066099238
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