The Changing Politics of Urban Space in Post-soviet Yaroslavl
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Money Sings by Blair A. Ruble
Book DescriptionThe politics surrounding the use of urban space expose the interaction of economic, physical, social and political factors that shape contemporary society. This exposure is especially revealing when focused on a single community during a period of dramatic transformation. Money Sings explores the sweeping reorganization of Russian life during the initial post-Soviet era (August 1991-December 1993) by examining the politics of property in a Russian 'Middletown,' the historic industrial city of Yaroslavl. Through case studies of housing privatization, historic preservation and urban planning, this volume demonstrates important lessons about the bureaucratic and political dynamics of systemic change in post-Soviet Russia, the economic transition to the market, and the importance of economic factors in shaping the contemporary city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521026017
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Blair A. Ruble
Urban Diversity, Hardback (October 2010)
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Soviet Trade Unions, Paperback (December 2009)
This book, first published in 1981, represents a systematic attempt to describe and analyse the evolution of Soviet trade union organisations.
Cities After the Fall of Communism, Hardback (March 2009)
Ultimately, the editors argue that one can see a "New Europe" taking shape in these cities, where a strained discourse between different versions of the past and variously envisioned futures is being set in stone, steel, and glass.
Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia, Hardback (October 2008)» View all books by Blair A. Ruble
Several chapters treat specific topics in Central Eurasia and the Far East, such as the movement of ethnic Kazakhs from Mongolia to Kazakhstan and the continuing attractiveness to migrants of supposedly uneconomical cities in Siberia.
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