The End of Empire?: The Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - 374 pages

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

 

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Contents

Analyzing the Transformation of the Soviet Union in Comparative Perspective
3
The Rise Fall and Future of the Russian Empire A Theoretical Interpretation
30
Imperial Disintegration
63
The Fall of the Tsarist Empire and the USSR The Russian Question and Imperial Overextension
65
The Disintegration of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires A Comparative Analysis
94
Decolonization Britain France and the Cold War
121
Peripheral Successor States and the Legacies of Empire
155
State Building in the Shadow of an EmpireState The Soviet Legacy in PostSoviet Politics
157
Metropolitan Successor States and the Question of Imperial Reconstitution
241
The Fate of Empire in PostTsarist Russia and in the PostSoviet Era
243
Between the Second and Third Reichs The Weimar Republic as Imperial Interregnum
261
Empires NeoEmpires and Political Change The British and French Experience
286
Changing Forms and Prospects of Empire
313
The Prospects for NeoImperial and Nonimperial Outcomes in the Former Soviet Space
315
Constructing and Deconstructing Empire in the PostSoviet Space
338
Project Participants
363

The Habsburg and Ottoman Empires and Their Aftermaths
186
Peripheral Successor States and the Legacy of Empire Succeeding the British and French Empires in Africa
198
The Imperial Culture of NorthSouth Relations The Case of Islam and the West
218

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About the author (1997)

Karen Dawisha was born Karen Hurst in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 2, 1949. She studied Russian politics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a doctoral degree at the London School of Economics. She taught at Miami University in Oxford from 2000 until her retirement in September 2016. She wrote or co-wrote several books including Soviet Foreign Policy Towards Egypt; Eastern Europe, Gorbachev, and Reform: The Great Challenge; and Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? She died from lung cancer on April 11, 2018 at the age of 68.

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