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Description - Reforming the State without Changing the Model of Power? by Anton Oleinik

This book places administrative reform in post-socialist countries in a broad context of power and domination. This new perspective clarifies the reasons why reforms went awry in Russia and some other post-Soviet countries, whereas they produced positive outcomes in the Baltic States and most East European countries. The contributors analyse the idea that administrative reform cannot produce sustainable changes in the organization of the state apparatus as long as it does not touch the underpinning model of power and domination. Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the essays combine elements of philosophy, sociology, political science and economics, including a wealth of primary and secondary data: surveys, in-depth interviews with state representatives and participant observation. The book focuses on Russia and analyses recent developments in this country by the way of comparison with the experience of carrying out administrative reform in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany and North America. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415466189
ISBN-10: 0415466180
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anton Oleinik

Anton Oleinik is Associate Professor of Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Senior Research Associate, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

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