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In Search of Beauty: Autocracy, Music, and Painting in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russia

Leon Botstein

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

This concluding chapter examines Rimsky-Korsakov in the context of Russian politics, philosophy, and aesthetics in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, drawing some persuasive parallels ... More


Russia: The Authoritarian Adaptation of an Electoral System

Steven White

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Russia’s mixed parallel system was adopted after the collapse of communism, following a series of negotiations and disagreements between parliament and president. The high thresholds applied in the ... More


After State-Socialism in Europe: Slovenia, Russia, and Romania

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines three East European states: Slovenia, a small country that has enjoyed a smooth transition to democracy and market economy; Russia, the world's largest state, which has failed ... More


The Élite’s Russia

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses Russia as political system and a collection of personalities. The Russian autocracy was seen to be an old fashioned kind of government, one that put great emphasis on ... More


Conclusion

David G. Lewis

in Russia's New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454766
eISBN:
9781474480611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454766.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion discusses the relevance of Carl Schmitt’s thought for the 21st century. This section outlines five conceptual pillars that underpinned the Russian political system during two decades ... More


Aspects of the Novel: The English Review, the Anglo-Russian Convention, and Impressionism

Rebecca Beasley

in Russomania: Russian culture and the creation of British modernism, 1881-1922

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198802129
eISBN:
9780191840531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802129.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter addresses the debates about the future of the British novel in the years leading up the First World War. The initial focus is Ford Madox Ford’s English Review. By reading the magazine ... More


Federalism and political asymmetry: regional elections and political parties

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines regional elections and the problems of developing a viable party system. The problem of party building in Russia's regions comes not so much from ‘polarized pluralism’ or the ... More


Northwestern Russia and the federative system

Geir Hønneland and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen

in Implementing International Environmental Agreements in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063862
eISBN:
9781781700181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063862.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter deals with recent developments in Russian politics at the federal and regional level, providing a backdrop to the subsequent discussion of the division of responsibilities in the ... More


Putin the Sex Back in Politics: Gender Norms, Sexualization,and Political Legitimation in Russia

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter spotlights the Russian case, addressing the question: Why have we seen the use of gender norms and sexualization in Russian politics in the Putin era? The chapter reviews the Kremlin’s ... More


The Changing Dynamics of Russian Politics

Richard Sakwa

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter characterizes contemporary Russian politics as a struggle between two systems: the formal constitutional order, called the normative state, and the second world of factional conflict and ... More


Is Russia Resurrected?: Assessing State Power and Its Domestic Determinants

Kathryn E. Stoner

in Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190860714
eISBN:
9780190054571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860714.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Russian Politics

Russia has developed outsized influence in international politics in the twenty-first century, although on paper it does not have the traditional means of power that the United States or China does, ... More


Nationalizing Urban Politics

Faith Hillis

in Children of Rus': Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452192
eISBN:
9780801469268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452192.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the internal political ecology of Kiev between the 1860s and early 1900s, in the process unearthing rather different patterns of political mobilization indicated in previous ... More


The Old and the New

J. Arch Getty

in Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300169294
eISBN:
9780300198850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169294.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines an eclectic selection of practices and behaviors that suggest the continuity of entrenched structures of Russian practice and the personalization of politics. The chapter ... More


When Pussy Riots: Feminist Activism in Russia

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This is the third case study chapter on the use of gender norms and sexualization as political tools in Russia. It investigates a new wave of Russian feminist activism that began in 2010, and the ... More


Missing in Translation: Re-conceptualizing Russia’s Developmental State

Piotr Dutkiewicz

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a broad overview of the evolution of the Russian economy and politics since the end of the Soviet era. It makes a point of present-day Russian realities having been “lost in ... More


Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Anna L. Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

In 2009, the Russian government launched a much-publicized new initiative to tackle excessive alcohol consumption. This has subsequently been presented in simplistic terms as a top–down ... More


‘Truth About Russia’: Russia in Britain at the Fin de Siècle

Anna Vaninskaya

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines British cultural interest in Russia at the end of the century. It documents the variety of ways in which the British came to know Russia at the time, drawing attention to an ... More


Did Muscovite Literary Ideology Place Limits on the Power of the Tsar (1540s–1660s)?

Daniel B. Rowland

in God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter talks about Richard Pipes' publication of a sweeping and influential reinterpretation of pre-Soviet Russian political culture. It analyses Pipes' central idea that Muscovite Rus´ was a ... More


Conclusion: “The First Time, Do It for Love”: Sexism, Power, and Politics under Putin

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

The conclusion examines the ways in which gender norms and sexualization have been used in political advertising as a means of bolstering Russia’s increasingly nondemocratic political regime. As an ... 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


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