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Russia and Development

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Description for Russia and Development Paperback. A fascinating insight into the changies in Russia's approach to development in its periphery Num Pages: 264 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 3JM; GTF. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 138 x 216 x 14. Weight in Grams: 342.
Unique and insightful, this book takes a look at Russia’s development through the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Rather than make the more familiar comparisons between Russia and the West, Russia and Development focuses on political and social mobilization in adjacent Central Asia. It examines the role of local government and civil society in development, as well as popular responses to the policies of Putin and Medvedev aimed at modernizing Russia and forging a new Eurasia alliance in Russia’s 'development neighbourhood'. The book uses local sources and case studies to pose important questions about the role of empire, revolution, nationalism and ... Read more

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About Charles Buxton
After gaining a degree in Russian and a masters in sociology of literature, Charles Buxton worked in east London for over fifteen years as a community activist, then coordinator of a voluntary sector training programme for the unemployed. In 1995 he took up a position with VSO as regional manager, preparing projects and sending NGO, education and health sector volunteers ... Read more

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Based on his experience over a twenty-year period living and working in Russia and Central Asia, Charles Buxton brings out the ambiguities of Russia's development. This is a well-written and accessible book which outlines the development and de-development of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
David Lane, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

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