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Rebuilding Democracy in Latvia: Overcoming a Dual Legacy

Adolf Sprudzs

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Emphasizes the difficult process of constitutional engineering in Latvia. The author argues that these difficulties stem from two historical legacies: the inter‐war independence period and the Soviet ... More


The Reformers' Inheritance

Graeme Gill and Roger D. Markwick

in Russia's Stillborn Democracy?: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240418
eISBN:
9780191599347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240418.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The process of the democratization of a regime is best understood in terms of the dynamic between elites and civil society forces. Crucial in this is the context within which that relationship is ... More


Conclusion

Graeme Gill and Roger D. Markwick

in Russia's Stillborn Democracy?: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240418
eISBN:
9780191599347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240418.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

In both Gorbachev's Soviet Union and Yeltsin's Russia, elites were able to act relatively unconstrained by the populace at large. The Soviet legacy was not a fruitful one for the development of a ... More


The Illegitimacy of Law in Post-Soviet Societies

Marina Kurkchiyan

in Law and Informal Practices: The Post-Communist Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259366
eISBN:
9780191698606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259366.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the illegitimacy of law in post-Soviet societies. Using a social-constructionist approach, it suggests that those societies have established a negative myth of the rule of law. ... More


Shared Mental Models of the Late Soviet Period

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

in The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197502938
eISBN:
9780197502976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502938.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Russian Politics

This chapter advances a conceptualization of collective identity as a set of shared cognitive structures (or mental models) about the collective self. Below I argue that the Soviet Union was ... More


Organizing Collectively at Dordoi Bazaar

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/9781501709326.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter is the first of two chapters to examine the creation of order at Dordoi bazaar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This chapter examines efforts by traders at Dordoi bazaar to unite in more ... More


The New Russian Identity and the Burden of the Soviet Past

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

in The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197502938
eISBN:
9780197502976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502938.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Russian Politics

This chapter explores the difficult historical and geopolitical context that the new Russia found itself in as it emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The anti-communist ideological choice ... More


The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197502938
eISBN:
9780197502976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502938.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Russian Politics

This book inquires into Vladimir Putin’s leadership strategy and relies on social identity theory to explain Putin’s success as a leader. The author argues that Russia’s second president has been ... More


The Return of the “Soviet” through the “National” in Post-Soviet Russia

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

in The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197502938
eISBN:
9780197502976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502938.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Russian Politics

The first chapter examines the phenomenon of a visible return of Soviet practices and institutions in “post-Crimea” Russia, along with the rising public support and approval for Joseph Stalin. ... More


Post-Soviet Russian Scholarship on Self-Determination

Johannes Socher

in Russia and the Right to Self-Determination in the Post-Soviet Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897176
eISBN:
9780191919817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897176.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 5 covers the post-Soviet Russian scholarship on self-determination and shows how it forms a separate epistemic community, with peculiar features and doctrinal positions having existed already ... More


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