Beyond Soviet Studies

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Daniel Orlovsky
Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Feb 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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Daniel Orlovsky brings together a group of leading scholars attempt a systematic assessment of the state of studies of the former Soviet Union after its collapse. The authors re-examine the transition from communism and review the study of post-Soviet society, national identity and nationalism, politics and political institutions, economics, foreign policy, and culture. They offer constructive criticisms of the field and set out research questions for an uncertain future.

  

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Contents

Social Perspectives on Soviet History
25
Not the Juice But the Juicer
47
From Sovietology to Comparative Political Economy
72
Soviet Nationality Studies between Past and Future
135
Framing PostSoviet Nationality Studies
149
Soviet Political Studies and
159
The New Institutional Alternative
198
Rethinking Soviet Economic Studies
225
The Future of Soviet Economic Studies
259
The Relentless Cult of Novelty or How to Wreck
289
Cultural History and Russian Studies
305
Contributors
335
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About the author (1995)

Daniel Orlovsky is professor of history at Southern Methodist University.