Demokratizatsiya

Journal covering past and current political, economical, social, and legal changes and developments in the Soviet Union and its successor states.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer

Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc
Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc, Anders Aslund. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 508 pp. $27.00 paperback.Since the collapse of the Soviet empire in 1989, the world has witnessed the simultaneous development...
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"Dermokratizatsiya" and "Prikhvatizatsiya": The Russian Kleptocracy and Rise of Organized Crime
"Dermokratizatsiya" and "Prikhvatizatsiya": The Russian Kleptocracy and Rise of Organized CrimeRobert I. Friedman, Red Mafia: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 2000; 296 pp.; ISBN 0-316-29474-8 (cloth); $25.95.Paul...
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Distant Neighbors Volume Two: Japanese-Russian Relations under Gorbachev and Yeltsin
Distant Neighbors Volume Two: Japanese-Russian Relations under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, Hiroshi Kimura. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2000. 376 pp. $89.95 hardcover.Why has there been less progress in Russia's relations with Japan over the past...
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Making Russian Democracy Work: Social Capital, Economic Development, and Democratization
Making Russian Democracy Work: Social Capital, Economic Development, and Democratization, Christopher Marsh. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Meilen Press, Ltd., 2000. 202 pp. $109.95 hardcover.One of the more intriguing questions in world politics today...
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Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow's China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin
Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow's China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin, Elizabeth Wishnick. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001. 320 pp. $45.00 hardcover.Elizabeth Wishnick's Mending Fences provides a concise and clearly written history...
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Privatizing the Police State: The Case of Poland / Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism
Privatizing the Police State: The Case of Poland, Maria Los and Andrzej Zybertowicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. 272 pp. $75.00 hardcover. Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism, Vadim Volkov. Ithaca, New...
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Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka
Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka, Blair A. Ruble. Cambridge, UK: Woodrow Wilson Press and Cambridge University Press, 2001. 448 pp. $40.00 hardcover.The idea of writing a book comparing...
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Siberian Survival: The Nenets and Their Story
Siberian Survival: The Nenets and Their Story, Andrei GoIovnev and Gail Osherenko. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1999.176 pp. $29.95 hardcover.The Nenets are among the thirty small groups of people of the North who have preserved their...
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The Baltic Transformed: Complexity Theory and European Security
The Baltic Transformed: Complexity Theory and European Security, Walter C. Clemens Jr. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001. 320 pp. $28.95 textbook.In The Baltic Transformed, Walter C. Clemens Jr. presents an exhaustive empirical...
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The Collapse of the Soviet Military
The Collapse of the Soviet Military, William E. Odom. New Haven, Connecticut and London: Yale University Press, 1998. 480 pp. $45.00 hardcover.General William E. Odom is widely respected as one of the leading experts on the Soviet military. His book...
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The Ransom of Russian Art
The Ransom of Russian Art, John McPhee. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994.192 pp. $12.00 paperback.The story of Norton Dodge is an unlikely and engaging one. As a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, he made numerous trips to the...
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The Revolt of the Filmmakers: The Struggle for Artistic Autonomy and the Fall of the Soviet Film Industry
The Revolt of the Filmmakers: The Struggle for Artistic Autonomy and the Fall of the Soviet Film Industry, George Faraday. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000. 252 pp. $18.95 paperback.George Faraday spent about a year living in Moscow...
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Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism
Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism, Vadim Volkov. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2002. 224 pp. $42.95 hardcover.Russian organized crime has undergone enormous changes since the collapse of the Soviet...
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