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    DescriptionThis book is the first in English to explore both Belarus' 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' current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus' 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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    The Last European Dictatorship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300134353
    ISBN 10: 0300134355

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA, CHRN/21CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 45
    BISAC V2.8: HIS012000
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    DC22: 947.8
    LC classification: DK507.54 .W55 2011
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUB
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    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    16 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    03 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Andrew Wilson is reader in Ukrainian studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is the author of The Ukrainians, Virtual Politics, and Ukraine's Orange Revolution, all published by Yale University Press.
    Review quote
    "[A] skillfully crafted volume that combines both breadth of scholarship and depth of analysis."--L./i>--L. Stan "Choice "