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Putin and the ‘Oligarchs’: A Two‐sided Commitment Problem

William Tompson

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

One of Vladimir Putin’s primary objectives as president was to re-establish the authority of the Russian state. He sought to strengthen the presidency by redefining the Kremlin’s relations with the ... More


Class and State: The Post‐Soviet Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter outlines the relationship between businessmen and state in terms of private exploitation of state resources, and capture of the state. After outlining the particular conditions within ... More


Japan: Political Careers between Bureaucracy and Hereditary Constituencies

Claudia Derichs and Harold R. Kerbo

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides an overview of the historical development of politics as a profession from the time of Japan's opening to the West until today. It looks at the polity dimension of Japanese ... More


The Deportee

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on deportation. Deportation in the archaic and classical Greek world commonly took the form of the forced removal either of a large group by their political opponents or of the ... More


The Evolution of Personal Wealth in the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe

Sergei Guriev and Andrei Rachinsky

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study discusses the evolution of personal wealth in transition economies. While data availability is still a problem, the available indirect evidence suggests privatization has resulted in an ... More


Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine

Henry E. Hale and Robert W. Orttung (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798457
eISBN:
9781503600102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798457.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the prospects for advancing reform in Ukraine in the wake of the February 2014 Euromaidan revolution. It examines six crucial areas of reform: identity-memory divides, corruption, ... More


Defective Action

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199552795
eISBN:
9780191720550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552795.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If moral standards are constitutive standards of action, standards action must meet in virtue of its functional nature, how is bad or defective action possible? The Constitutional Model provides the ... More


Multi-Status Oligarchs and the Negotiation of Precarious Values

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter shows that the form taken by status competition at Spencer, Grace & Robbins stabilized its regulatory process and reinforced the status quo, particularly in the debates about ... More


Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

Matthew Simonton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174976
eISBN:
9781400885145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book thoroughly reassesses an important but neglected form of government in ancient Greece, the “rule of the few.” The book challenges scholarly orthodoxy by showing that oligarchy was not the ... More


Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More


The island of Athens

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Athenian control over the Aegean islands did not only have an effect on the concept of insularity; at same time, it also affected the very way Athens portrayed itself. Athens' adoption of the ... More


Oligarchs in Athens

P. J. RHODES

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks for oligarchs, and more generally for opponents of democracy, in Athens; to see who they were, what opinions and objectives they held, and why. It begins with men better described ... More


Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

Elisabeth Schimpfössl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190677763
eISBN:
9780190677794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677763.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

This book looks at representatives of the top 0.1 per cent of Russian society: their stories, trajectories, ideas about life, and how they see their role and position at the top of Russian society. ... More


Epilogue

Alan Barenberg

in Gulag Town, Company Town: Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179446
eISBN:
9780300206821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179446.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The epilogue examines how the new equilibrium established during late socialism was severely disrupted by perestroika and the Soviet collapse, when Vorkuta became one of the centers of a strike ... More


Looking for Allen Grebell

Paul Kleber Monod

in The Murder of Mr. Grebell: Madness and Civility in an English Town

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099850
eISBN:
9780300130195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099850.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines why John Breads murdered Allen Grebell, arguing that even in his madness, Breads was trapped by his own history and that of his native town. His fantasies about devils drew upon ... More


Oligarchs, the Partial Reform Equilibrium, and the Euromaidan Revolution

Taras Kuzio

in Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798457
eISBN:
9781503600102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798457.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In contrast to many other scholars, Taras Kuzio shows how the corruption, shadow economy, and organized crime that plague Ukraine today emerged in the late Soviet period and then took advantage of ... More


Missing the China Exit: A World-systems Perspective on the Ukrainian State

Georgi Derluguian

in Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Advancing Reform in Ukraine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798457
eISBN:
9781503600102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798457.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Georgi Derluguian helps explain why Ukraine wound up with this oligarch problem in the first place, identifying the cause as a Ukraine’s peripheral position in the world economy and the failure of ... More


Adapting to Bazaar Ownership through Diplomacy

Regine A. Spector

in Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709326
eISBN:
9781501709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter shifts the focus from the previous chapter on the work of traders at Dordoi bazaar to that of the main owner. The chapter discusses how, in light of some in society who viewed bazaar ... More


Oligarchic Power-Sharing

Matthew Simonton

in Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174976
eISBN:
9781400885145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174976.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on institutions that governed relations among the elite of ancient Greece. It first considers the need for egalitarian relations among Classical Greek oligarchs before discussing ... More


The Manipulation of Information

Matthew Simonton

in Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174976
eISBN:
9781400885145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174976.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines how Classical Greek oligarchs manipulated information in the specific context of the polis. In ancient Greece, “official” information was capable of being monopolized and ... More


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