Contemporary Russia as a Feudal Society
A New Perspective on the Post-Soviet Era
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Contemporary Russia as a Feudal Society by Vladimir Shlapentokh
Book DescriptionThe book offers a theoretical discussion of the feudal model and a preliminary application of the model to post-Soviet Russia. In addition to a review of the feudal model as an ideal type, the author explains the analytical benefits of drawing comparisons between countries and across historical contexts. Specifically, contemporary Russia is compared to Western European countries during the Middle Ages and to the Soviet period in Russian history. The book is devoted to illuminating the most important political, social and economic characteristics of contemporary Russian society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230600966
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vladimir Shlapentokh
Freedom, Repression, and Private Property in Russia, Hardback (September 2013)
Demonstrates how the emergence of private property and a market economy after the Soviet Union's collapse enabled a degree of freedom while simultaneously supporting authoritarianism.
Soviet Union, Hardback (December 2008)
The book analyzes Soviet society as a 'hard reality', emphasizes the varying perceptions of it in the Soviet Union and the US, and insists that, while glorifications of the Soviet reality have been useful, the most accurate descriptions of this reality were critical.
From Submission to Rebellion, Paperback (September 1998)
"Written in the spirit of comparative and historical analysis, this book addresses the relationship between the center and its provinces--an important issue in any society--using Russia as a case study."
Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Vladimir Shlapentokh
This study analyzes the ordinary functioning of the Soviet system from Stalin's death through the Soviet collapse and Russia's first post-Soviet decade. Without overlooking the USSR's repressive character, the author treats it as a "normal" system that employed socialist and nationalist ideologies.
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Author Biography - Vladimir Shlapentokh
Vladimir Shlapentokh is Professor of Sociology, and Joshua Woods is a doctoral student in Sociology, bothat Michigan State University.
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