The Resource Understanding contemporary Russia, edited by Michael L. Bressler

Understanding contemporary Russia, edited by Michael L. Bressler

Label
Understanding contemporary Russia
Title
Understanding contemporary Russia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael L. Bressler
Title variation
Contemporary Russia
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6695
LC item number
.U53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bressler, Michael L.
Series statement
Understanding
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Gesellschaft
  • Wirtschaft
  • Russland (Föderation)
  • Russland (Föderation)
Label
Understanding contemporary Russia, edited by Michael L. Bressler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction / Michael L. Bressler
  • 2. Russia : a geographic preface / Denis J.B. Shaw -- The Imperial heritage: Russian territorial expansion -- Population and settlement distribution -- Climate, settlement, and the natural environment -- Some implications of Russia's natural environment -- Environment and development -- The Imperial heritage: Russia's ethnic geography
  • 3. The historical context / Steven G. Marks -- Kievan Rus, 750-1240 -- Mongol rule, 1237-1400 -- Muscovy, 1400-1700 -- Peter the Great and the birth of Imperial Russia, 1682-1725 -- The age of women rulers, 1725-1796 -- Absolutism and its discontents, 1801-1855 -- Reform and reaction, 1855-1904 -- The revolutionary era, 1905-1923 -- Stalinism, 1924-1953 -- Hope, apathy, and decline: The Soviet Union, 1953-1991
  • 4. Politics / Michael L. Bressler -- Concepts: democracy, the State, and institutions -- High hopes and harsh realities: post-Soviet Russia, 1991-1993 -- The 1993 Constitution -- Russian politics under Yeltsin -- Putin's road to power -- Putin's understanding of the problem -- Taking control of the system -- Mass attitudes toward democracy
  • 5. The economy / James R. Millar -- The institutions and workings of the planned economy -- The planned economy after Stalin, 1953-1964 --The Brezhnev Era, 1964-1982: from stability to stagnation -- The Gorbachev Era and the end of the Soviet System -- Boris Yeltsin and the transition to capitalism -- Vladimir Putin and the quest for stability
  • 6. International relations / Allen C. Lynch -- Historical patterns in Russian foreign policy -- The early Soviet Period -- The Cold War -- Gorbachev's foreign policy revolution -- Patterns of Russian foreign policy in the Yeltsin period -- Patterns of Russian foreign policy under Putin
  • 7. Ethnicity and identity / Katherine E. Graney -- A survey of multicultural Russia -- Making Russia multicultural: empire, statehood, and nationality in the Tsarist Era -- An affirmative action empire: The Soviet Union -- The reemergence of Russia: The Russian Federation and the quest for a new multicultural order -- Creating legal chaos: Yeltsin and the parade of treaties -- Origins and consequences of the first Chechen War -- The Putin Era: restoring order to chaos or threatening non-Russian rights? -- The second Chechen War and rising interethnic tensions in Putin's Russia -- Conclusion: the future of multicultural Russia
  • 8. Population, health, and migration / Timothy Heleniak -- Russia's recent demographic history -- Factors influencing fertility -- Health, morality, and life expectancy -- Mortality and HIV / AIDS -- Migration -- Russia's population in the Twenty-first Century
  • 9. Environmental problems / Philip R. Pryde -- Pollution -- Biotic preservation -- Radioactive contamination -- The environment, public health, and prospects for the future
  • 10. Women in a changing context / Sarah L. Henderson -- women in Imperial Russia -- The Soviet woman -- Women in post-Soviet Russia -- Conclusion: prospects for Russian women
  • 11. Religion / Olga Kazmina -- religion in Russia from ancient times to the demise of the Soviet Union -- Religion in post-Soviet Russia -- The contemporary religious makeup of Russia's population -- Religion and identity
  • 12. Literature and film / Adele Barker -- Nineteenth-Century Russian literature -- The Soviet period -- Cultural lament and the advent of Pop Culture -- Soviet and Russian film -- Conclusion: the new texture of cultural life
  • 13. Trends and prospects / Michael L. Bressler
Control code
ocn220100732
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 423 pages
Isbn
9781588265616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220100732
Label
Understanding contemporary Russia, edited by Michael L. Bressler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction / Michael L. Bressler
  • 2. Russia : a geographic preface / Denis J.B. Shaw -- The Imperial heritage: Russian territorial expansion -- Population and settlement distribution -- Climate, settlement, and the natural environment -- Some implications of Russia's natural environment -- Environment and development -- The Imperial heritage: Russia's ethnic geography
  • 3. The historical context / Steven G. Marks -- Kievan Rus, 750-1240 -- Mongol rule, 1237-1400 -- Muscovy, 1400-1700 -- Peter the Great and the birth of Imperial Russia, 1682-1725 -- The age of women rulers, 1725-1796 -- Absolutism and its discontents, 1801-1855 -- Reform and reaction, 1855-1904 -- The revolutionary era, 1905-1923 -- Stalinism, 1924-1953 -- Hope, apathy, and decline: The Soviet Union, 1953-1991
  • 4. Politics / Michael L. Bressler -- Concepts: democracy, the State, and institutions -- High hopes and harsh realities: post-Soviet Russia, 1991-1993 -- The 1993 Constitution -- Russian politics under Yeltsin -- Putin's road to power -- Putin's understanding of the problem -- Taking control of the system -- Mass attitudes toward democracy
  • 5. The economy / James R. Millar -- The institutions and workings of the planned economy -- The planned economy after Stalin, 1953-1964 --The Brezhnev Era, 1964-1982: from stability to stagnation -- The Gorbachev Era and the end of the Soviet System -- Boris Yeltsin and the transition to capitalism -- Vladimir Putin and the quest for stability
  • 6. International relations / Allen C. Lynch -- Historical patterns in Russian foreign policy -- The early Soviet Period -- The Cold War -- Gorbachev's foreign policy revolution -- Patterns of Russian foreign policy in the Yeltsin period -- Patterns of Russian foreign policy under Putin
  • 7. Ethnicity and identity / Katherine E. Graney -- A survey of multicultural Russia -- Making Russia multicultural: empire, statehood, and nationality in the Tsarist Era -- An affirmative action empire: The Soviet Union -- The reemergence of Russia: The Russian Federation and the quest for a new multicultural order -- Creating legal chaos: Yeltsin and the parade of treaties -- Origins and consequences of the first Chechen War -- The Putin Era: restoring order to chaos or threatening non-Russian rights? -- The second Chechen War and rising interethnic tensions in Putin's Russia -- Conclusion: the future of multicultural Russia
  • 8. Population, health, and migration / Timothy Heleniak -- Russia's recent demographic history -- Factors influencing fertility -- Health, morality, and life expectancy -- Mortality and HIV / AIDS -- Migration -- Russia's population in the Twenty-first Century
  • 9. Environmental problems / Philip R. Pryde -- Pollution -- Biotic preservation -- Radioactive contamination -- The environment, public health, and prospects for the future
  • 10. Women in a changing context / Sarah L. Henderson -- women in Imperial Russia -- The Soviet woman -- Women in post-Soviet Russia -- Conclusion: prospects for Russian women
  • 11. Religion / Olga Kazmina -- religion in Russia from ancient times to the demise of the Soviet Union -- Religion in post-Soviet Russia -- The contemporary religious makeup of Russia's population -- Religion and identity
  • 12. Literature and film / Adele Barker -- Nineteenth-Century Russian literature -- The Soviet period -- Cultural lament and the advent of Pop Culture -- Soviet and Russian film -- Conclusion: the new texture of cultural life
  • 13. Trends and prospects / Michael L. Bressler
Control code
ocn220100732
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 423 pages
Isbn
9781588265616
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)220100732

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