Understanding Contemporary Russia

Understanding Contemporary Russia

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"Understanding Contemporary Russia" provides a thorough introduction to this complex country as it confronts the challenges of today's interdependent world. Interdisciplinary in design, the book is intended for use as a core text in introductory survey and politics courses and also as a supplement in a variety of discipline-oriented courses.The authors draw on the best scholarship in their fields to provide sophisticated yet accessible treatments of subjects ranging from geography and history, to politics, economics, and international relations, to ethnicity, population movements, the environment, the role of women, religion, and literature and film. Numerous maps, photographs, and suggestions for further reading enhance the text.This title offers a thorough, interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Russian politics, economics, society, and culture.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 133.35 x 234.95 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588265862
  • 9781588265869

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"Provides a wealth of material.... Written in a style that will be accessible at the introductory level - but without simplifying - this book thoroughly and engagingly covers the most important dimensions of Russian politics, society, and culture from the establishment of the Russian state to the present." - Linda J. Cook, Brown University "Truly unique in its comprehensiveness and its attention to historical context." - Michael McFaul, Stanford University"show more

Table of contents

Introduction - M. L. Bressler.; Russia: A Geographic Preface - D. J. B. Shaw.; The Historical Context - S. G. Marks.; Politics - M. L. Bressler.; The Economy - J. R. Millar.; International Relations - A. C. Lynch.; Ethnicity and Identity - K. E. Graney.; Population, Health, and Migration - T. Heleniak.; Environmental Problems - P. R. Pryde.; Women in a Changing Context - S. L. Henderson.; Religion - O. Kazmina.; Literature and Film - A. Barker.; Trends and Prospects - M. L. Bressler.show more

About Michael L. Bressler

Michael L. Bressler is associate professor of political science at Furman University.show more

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