Reconstructing the State: Personal Networks and Elite Identity in Soviet Russia
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Reconstructing the State: Personal Networks and Elite Identity in Soviet Russia

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ISBN-13:
9780521035873
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2007
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Gerald Easter
Gewicht:
358 g
Format:
229x152x14 mm
Serie:
Cambridge Studies in Comparati
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface; 1. Introduction: explaining state-building outcomes and the Soviet Russian case; Part I. Structure and Identity in the Post-Revolutionary State Elite: 2. Anatomy of a regional elite: the rise of the provincial Komitetchiki; 3. Constructing an elite identity: images of self, service and state; Part II. Informal Sources of Power in the Post-Revolutionary State: 4. Extending the reach of the state: personal networks and territorial administration; 5. The constraints of power: personal networks and central rulership; Part III. Intrastate Conflict and the Constraints of Power Redefined: 6. Center and regions in conflict I: collectivization and the crisis of regional leadership; 7. Center and regions in conflict II: the fall of the provincial Komitetchiki; 8. Conclusion: state building and the Soviet Russian case reconsidered; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Using archival sources, this book presents an explanation for the rise and subsequent collapse of the Soviet state.