Reconstructing the State
Personal Networks and Elite Identity in Soviet Russia
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Reconstructing the State by Gerald M. Easter
Book DescriptionWhy do some state-building efforts succeed when others fail? Using formerly unavailable archival sources, this book presents an explanation for the rise and subsequent collapse of the Soviet state. The study explains how personal networks and elite identity served as informal sources of power that influenced state strength. Reconstructing the State also offers alternative interpretations of how the weak Bolshevik state extended its reach to a vast rural and multi-ethnic periphery as well as the dynamics of the center-regional conflict in the 1930s that culminated in the Great Terror.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521660853
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerald M. Easter
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Gerald M. Easter shows how the cumulative result of multiple big and small battles between state coercion and societal capital gave rise to postcommunism's variant political and economic institutions.
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Using archival sources, this book presents an explanation for the rise and subsequent collapse of the Soviet state.
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