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Logics of Hierarchy
The Organization of Empires, States, and Military Occupations
Alexander Cooley
Reveals the varying organizational ability of powerful states to promote institutional transformation in their political peripheries and the consequences of these formations in determining pathways of postimperial extrication and state-building.



The Many Lives of Khrushchev's Thaw
Experience and Memory in Moscow's Arbat
Stephen V. Bittner
Bittner explores how the neighborhood changed during the period of ideological relaxation under Khrushchev that came to be known as the thaw.



Meeting the Demands of Reason
The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov
Jay Bergman
A comprehensive account of Sakharov's life and intellectual development, focusing on his political thought and the effect his ideas had on Soviet society.



Mirrors of the Economy
National Accounts and International Norms in Russia and Beyond
Yoshiko M. Herrera
Herrera explores the variance in implementation of international institutions through an examination of the international System of National Accounts (SNA), and, in particular, the success of post-Soviet Russia and other in implementing it.



Money Unmade
Barter and the Fate of Russian Capitalism
David M. Woodruff
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians have seen the ruble steadily lose ground to alternative means of payment such as barter and privately issued quasi-monies. Industry now collects as much as 70 percent of its receipts in nonmonetary...



Mythmaking in the New Russia
Politics and Memory in the Yeltsin Era
Kathleen E. Smith
After the collapse of Communist rule in 1991, those loyal to the old regime tried to salvage their political dreams by rejecting some aspects of their history and embracing others. Yeltsin and the democrats, although initially hesitant to rely on the...



National Purpose in the World Economy
Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective
Rawi Abdelal
How do national identities affect the world economy? Building on the insight that nationalisms and national identities endow economic policy with social purpose, Rawi Abdelal proposes a novel theoretical framework, a distinctively Nationalist...



Not Quite Shamans
Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia
Morten Axel Pedersen
An ethnography of recent societal transformations in Mongolia and their impact on local belief systems.



The Odd Man Karakozov
Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism
Claudia Verhoeven
Verhoeven demonstrates that Karakozov's attempt on the life of Alexander II inaugurated a new form of modern terrorist political violence—the murder of a crowned ruler, conceived as a form of action and communication intended to catalyze revolution.



Order at the Bazaar
Power and Trade in Central Asia
Regine A. Spector
Order at the Bazaar delves into the role of bazaars in the political economy and development of Central Asia. Bazaars are the economic bedrock for many throughout the region—they are the entrepreneurial hubs of Central Asia. However, they are often...



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