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At the Crossroads of Post Communist Modernisation

At the Crossroads of Post Communist Modernisation Author Christer Pursiainen
ISBN-10 9780230363922
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 236
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Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction-- C.Pursiainen A Short History of 'Catching Up'-- C.Pursiainen The Free-Market State or the Welfare State?-- M.Kivinen & L.Chunling Authoritarianism or Democracy?-- C.Pursiainen & M.Pei Sovereignty or Interdependency?-- S.Medvedev & L.Jakobson Conclusions-- C.Pursiainen Index Contributors.



The Political Economy of Corporate Raiding in Russia

The Political Economy of Corporate Raiding in Russia Author Ararat Osipian
ISBN-10 9781351103794
Release 2018-03-28
Pages 158
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Corporate raiding – the shocking phenomenon whereby criminals, business rivals and even state bureaucrats visit business headquarters and force owners or staff to transfer business assets, land or property – is an increasing problem in Russia. This book, based on extensive original research, provides a comprehensive overview of this activity. It describes the nature of corporate raiding, provides numerous case studies and discusses the role of the state and government officials. Overall the book argues that the prevailing climate of business and government in Russia leads to a situation where control is closely linked to corruption and coercion.



The Return of Ideology

The Return of Ideology Author Cheng Chen
ISBN-10 9780472121991
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 256
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As a nation makes the transition from communism to democracy or another form of authoritarianism, its regime must construct not only new political institutions, but also a new political ideology that can guide policy and provide a sense of mission. The new ideology is crucial for legitimacy at home and abroad, as well as the regime’s long-term viability. In The Return of Ideology, Cheng Chen compares post-communist regimes, with a focus on Russia under Putin and post-Deng China, investigating the factors that affect the success of an ideology-building project and identifies the implications for international affairs. Successful ideology-building requires two necessary—but not sufficient—conditions. The regime must establish a coherent ideological repertoire that takes into account the nation’s ideological heritage and fresh surges of nationalism. Also, the regime must attract and maintain a strong commitment to the emerging ideology among the political elite. Drawing on rich primary sources, including interviews, surveys, political speeches, writings of political leaders, and a variety of publications, Chen identifies the major obstacles to ideology-building in modern Russia and China and assesses their respective long-term prospects. Whereas creating a new regime ideology has been a protracted and difficult process in China, it has been even more so in Russia. The ability to forge an ideology is not merely a domestic concern for these two nations, but a matter of international import as these two great powers move to assert and extend their influence in the world.



The Regional Newspaper in Post Soviet Russia

The Regional Newspaper in Post Soviet Russia Author Jukka Pietiläinen
ISBN-10 9514454545
Release 2002
Pages 532
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Tiivistelmä. - Resumo en Esperanto. - Rezjume.



Russian Foreign Policy and International Relations Theory

Russian Foreign Policy and International Relations Theory Author Christer Pursiainen
ISBN-10 9781351902366
Release 2017-07-05
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An original and challenging examination of how to transform post-Sovietological study of Soviet and Russian foreign policy into a more integrated part of the Social Sciences and International Relations Theory. This book represents the first detailed and sustained synthesis international relations theory and Soviet/Russian foreign and security policy in academic literature.



Beyond the Euromaidan

Beyond the Euromaidan Author Henry E. Hale
ISBN-10 9781503600102
Release 2016-09-07
Pages 336
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Beyond the Euromaidan examines the prospects for advancing reform in Ukraine in the wake of the February 2014 Euromaidan revolution and Russian invasion. It examines six crucial areas where reform is needed: deep internal identity divisions, corruption, the constitution, the judiciary, plutocratic "oligarchs," and the economy. On each of these topics, the book provides one chapter that focuses on Ukraine's own experience and one chapter that examines the issue in the broader context of international practice. Placing Ukraine in comparative perspective shows that many of the country's problems are not unique and that other countries have been able to address many of the issues currently confronting Ukraine. As with the constitution, there are no easy answers, but careful analysis shows that some solutions are better than others. Ultimately, the authors propose a series of reforms that can help Ukraine make the best of a bad situation. The book stresses the need to focus on reforms that might not have immediate effect, but that comparative experience shows can solve fundamental contextual challenges. Finally, the book shows that pressures from outside Ukraine can have a strong positive influence on reform efforts inside the country.



Die Volksrepublik China und ihre Nachbarn

Die Volksrepublik China und ihre Nachbarn Author Günter Schucher
ISBN-10 3922852963
Release 2003
Pages 523
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Die Volksrepublik China und ihre Nachbarn has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Volksrepublik China und ihre Nachbarn also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Volksrepublik China und ihre Nachbarn book for free.



The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics

The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics Author Todd Landman
ISBN-10 9781412919760
Release 2009
Pages 563
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The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics presents in one volume an authoritative overview of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters, written by renowned comparative scholars, guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present, and possible futures of the field.



The Crisis Management Cycle

The Crisis Management Cycle Author Christer Pursiainen
ISBN-10 9781317243236
Release 2017-11-22
Pages 186
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The Crisis Management Cycle is the first holistic, multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of crisis management theory and practice. By drawing together the different theories and concepts of crisis management literature and practice, this book develops a theoretical framework of analysis that can be used by both students and practitioners alike. Each stage of the crisis cycle is explored in turn: Risk assessment Prevention Preparedness Response Recovery Learning Stretching across disciplines as diverse as safety studies, business studies, security studies, political science and behavioural science, The Crisis Management Cycle provides a robust grounding in crisis management that will be invaluable to both students and practitioners worldwide.



Frontier Encounters

Frontier Encounters Author Franck Billé
ISBN-10 9781906924874
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 292
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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties: China's search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia's fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.



China s Rise in the Age of Globalization

China s Rise in the Age of Globalization Author Jianyong Yue
ISBN-10 9783319639970
Release 2018-01-12
Pages 386
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This book deconstructs a series of myths surrounding China’s economic rise. The first myth is that globalization led directly to China’s rise; the second is that China is another East Asian developmental state; the third that China’s market reform had been implemented in an incremental way; and fourth that China’s ‘resilient authoritarianism’ has been effective in ensuring the country’s economic and political transformation. Yue argues that the China model is one of ‘crony comprador capitalism’ that has hindered the country’s attempts at economic and political modernity. It is argued that the United States’ strategy of integrating China into the international system is self-defeating in the long run; not because such an approach has created a 'restless empire' capable of challenging US primacy, but because the Chinese 'miracle' has subsequently backfired on the liberal order created after World War Two. Covering the entire reform period from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present day, the author calls for readers to rethink globalization and leave more policy space for China and the developing nations to pursue national development through internal integration, which is more conducive to democratic transition and global peace.



Russian Modernisation

Russian Modernisation Author Markku Kivinen
ISBN-10 9781351579889
Release 2018-02-02
Pages 212
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Russia’s post-Soviet modernisation is complex and subject to changing interpretations among Russian political leaders and observers of Russia. This has created serious problems for understanding Russia and the changes it is currently undergoing. With this in mind, a new Finnish Centre of Excellence was established in 2012 at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki under the title ‘Choices of Russian Modernisation’. This collection of essays represents some of the first examples of the Centre’s research. Reflecting the broad range of issues explored in the work of the Centre, it covers questions of Russia’s historical legacy, technological development, energy economy, political regime, political opposition, social development, religious life and external relations. The authors are all members of or affiliated to the Centre of Excellence. This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.



Russia as a Great Power

Russia as a Great Power Author Jakob Hedenskog
ISBN-10 9781134239153
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 432
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After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in the field of security? What is the essence of its security policy? What are the sources, capabilities and priorities of its security policy? What are the prospects for the future? One important conclusion to emerge is that, while Russian foreign policy under Putin has become more pragmatic and responsive to both problems and opportunities, the growing lack of checks and balances in domestic politics makes political integration with the West difficult and gives the president great freedom in applying Russia's growing power abroad.



The Belt Road Initiative in the Global Arena

The Belt   Road Initiative in the Global Arena Author Yu Cheng
ISBN-10 9789811059216
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 266
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This book is among the first to systematically analyze and discuss the Chinese government's“One Belt, One Road” initiative to promote infrastructure investment and economic development, bringing together a diverse range of scholars from China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. The book assembles a package of next generation ideas for the patterns of regional trade, investment, infrastructure development, or next steps for the promotion of enhanced policy coordination across the Eurasian continent and strategic implications for EU, Russia and other major powers, introducing innovative ideas about what these countries across belt and road can do together in the eyes of the young generation. This book will be of interest to scholars, economists, and interested observers of the international impact of Chinese development.



The Cambridge History of Communism Volume 3 Endgames Late Communism in Global Perspective 1968 to the Present

The Cambridge History of Communism  Volume 3  Endgames  Late Communism in Global Perspective  1968 to the Present Author Juliane Fürst
ISBN-10 9781108509350
Release 2017-09-21
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The third volume of The Cambridge History of Communism spans the period from the 1960s to the present, documenting the last two decades of the global Cold War and the collapse of Soviet socialism. An international team of scholars analyze the rise of China as a global power continuing to proclaim its Maoist allegiance, and the transformation of the geopolitics and political economy of Cold War conflict in an era of increasing economic interpenetration. Beneath the surface, profound political, social, economic and cultural changes were occurring in the socialist and former socialist countries, resulting in the collapse and transformations of the existing socialist order and the changing parameters of world Marxism. This volume draws on innovative research to bring together history from above and below, including social, cultural, gender, and transnational history to transcend the old separation between Communist studies and the broader field of contemporary history.



The Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve Author S. H. Axilrod
ISBN-10 9780199934485
Release 2013-06-06
Pages 141
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Discusses the legal basis for the Federal Reserve and the powers the institution can carry out, highlights key events in U.S. postwar financial history, and explains how monetary policy is tied to the political and social scenes.



China and the European Union

China and the European Union Author Lisheng Dong
ISBN-10 9781136753312
Release 2013-03-12
Pages 260
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The European Union is China’s largest trading partner, and Chinese views of the EU are of crucial importance in shaping how the relationship will develop in the future, especially as the new Chinese leadership takes power. This book presents the findings of an extensive research project into the views of both elite groups, in government, business, academia, media and social activists, and the Chinese public towards Europe and the European Union. It considers attitudes on a wide range of subjects, and reaches a number of interesting, encouraging conclusions. These include the fact that as Chinese people’s knowledge of, and travel to, Europe becomes more extensive, Chinese attitudes towards Europe become more positive; that Chinese people have a high regard for European culture and a high degree of trust in Europeans; though there are significant differences between different Chinese groups concerning controversial issues in the China-EU relationship. Overall, the book concludes that the Chinese public opinion supports a strong bilateral relation.