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‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

David Christian

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is a study of the social, economic, and political role of vodka in 19th-century Russia. Since the ‘Green Serpent’ first appeared in 16th-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in ... More


Duncan Sandys and the Creation of the All‐Regular Army

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the efforts of the Churchill and Eden governments between 1952 and 1956 to rein in defence spending. It then analyses the impact of the development of the Hydrogen bomb on ... More


Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Barbara Alpern Engel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Russia's Great Reforms of 1861 were sweeping social and legal changes that aimed to modernize the country. In the following decades, rapid industrialization and urbanization profoundly transformed ... More


The Governor 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0047
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the role played by the governor in the State government. The reports of the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) and the Centre-State Relations Inquiry Committee discussed ... More


From the Prehistory of Russian Novel Theory: Alexander Veselovsky and Fyodor Dostoevsky on the Modern Novel’s Roots in Folklore and Legend

Kate Holland

in Persistent Forms: Explorations in Historical Poetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823264858
eISBN:
9780823266852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264858.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter locates Veselovsky’s and Dostoevsky’s contemporary work in the context of Alexander II’s “Great Reforms,” when the rupture dealt to Russian society by a series of radical government ... More


Zealots of Culture: The Russian Musical Society, Voluntary Associations, and Cultural Life

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the establishment of the Russian Musical Society in the era of the Great Reforms and its significance as a cultural voluntary association. The Society's legal charter, ... More


Conclusion: The Meaning of 1867

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Why did Russia sell Alaska? The conclusion examines Russia's decision to quit New World colonization, and how it was related to the themes of this book, including the weakness of Russia's overseas ... More


Domain Competency

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Domain competency refers to a civil servant’s sufficient background in the particular area in which he/she works, such as knowledge of subject matter gained from university education, work ... More


The Ethos of the Woolf Reforms in the Transformations of Post-socialist Civil Procedures: Case Study of Poland

Magdalena Tulibacka

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the transformations in civil procedure rules and litigation practice of post-socialist states of central and eastern Europe, observed mainly through the example of Poland. ... More


Ethnicity and Civil Society: The Russian Legal Profession

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the role of Jewish lawyers within the legal profession itself. It argues that as the best educated, best organized, and most Westernized profession, lawyers offer an important ... More


The Genesis of Selective Integration

Benjamin Nathans

in Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520208308
eISBN:
9780520931299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208308.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the extent to which new Jewish elites, led by the wealthy Evzel Gintsburg and his entourage, helped shape a policy of “selective integration”, whereby certain categories of ... More


Father State: Socialist Transformation and Gendered Historiography

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines in detail the politics of time in national incorporation processes. It tries to understand the “Democratic Reforms” in the Labrang region, and expands the notion of the ... More


The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Déirdre Dwyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Ten years after the Civil Procedure Rules changed the landscape of civil justice in England and Wales, this book presents an analysis, by some of the leading judges, academics, and practitioners ... More


Labour Law, Agrarian Reform, and Social Welfare

Stephen Zamora, José RamlÓN CossÍO, Lenone Pereznieto, José Roldá n-Xopa, and David Lopez

in Mexican Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288489
eISBN:
9780191700514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses Mexican labour law and other aspects of the social welfare state. It begins by discussing the historical background of labour law and labour rights, followed by a discussion on ... More


The Woolf Reforms: A Singular Event or an Ongoing Process?

Anthony Clarke

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on a concrete change which Woolf's reforms have made to English civil justice and procedural reform. Woolf intended to bring about a reduction in complexity, cost, and delay ... More


‘Actively’: The Word that Changed the Civil Courts

Robert Turner

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the importance of active case management to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). It argues that to understand the present regime of case management, it is vital to know something ... More


Experts and Woolf: Have Things Got Better?

Robin Jacob

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Expert evidence forms a key part of the resolution of many legal disputes, both civil and criminal. This chapter examines possible reasons for why the quality of expert evidence has improved since ... More


The Woolf Reforms: What’s the Verdict?

Michael Zander

in The Civil Procedure Rules Ten Years On

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199576883
eISBN:
9780191702228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576883.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Woolf Reforms and their effects on civil litigation process. It also argues that Lord Woolf based his proposals on very little empirical evidence, and overlooked other ... More


Democratization and Constitutional Reform in Egypt and Indonesia: Evaluating the Role of the Military

Javed Maswood and Usha Natarajan

in Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter does a comparative analysis of democratic transition in Indonesia following the Asian financial crisis and collapse of the New Order military regime, and the Egyptian transition ... More


Introduction

Louise McReynolds

in Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451454
eISBN:
9780801465901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451454.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Great Reforms, which reformed the legal system and revolutionized justice, launched by Tsar Alexander II (1855–1881) following Russia's ... More


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