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Title Russian modernization : a new paradigm / edited by Markku Kivinen and Brendan Humphreys.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 368 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Studies in contemporary Russia.
Studies in contemporary Russia.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Markku Kivinen is a sociologist of Russia, and founder and former Director for 23 years to the Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and East European studies. Brendan Humphreys is a senior researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, the Finnish Centre for Russian and East European studies, and affiliated with Urbaria, the Helsinki Centre for Urban studies.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 09, 2020).
Subject Social change -- Russia (Federation)
Politics and culture -- Russia (Federation)
Post-communism -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Economic policy -- 21st century.
Russia (Federation) -- Social policy -- 21st century.
Russia (Federation)
Summary "Building on an original interpretation of social theory and an interdisciplinary approach, this book creates a new paradigm in the Russian studies. Taking a fresh view of Russia's multiple experiences of modernization, it seeks to explain the Putin era in a completely new way. This book explores the paradoxical and contradictory aspects of Russia, analyzing the energy-dependent economy and hybrid political regime, but also religion, welfare, and culture, and their often complex interrelations. Written by a community of both Western and Russian scholars, this book re-affirms the value of social science when confronting a society that has undergone enormous and costly systematic changes. The Russian elites see modernization narrowly as economic and technological competitiveness. The contributors to this volume see contemporary Russia facing a series of antinomies, which are macro-level dilemmas that cannot be abolished, either by philosophical mediation or by immediate political decisions. As such, they are the tension fields that constitute choices for various competing agencies"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Kivinen, Markku, editor.
Humphreys, Brendan, editor.
Other Title Print version: Russian modernisation 1 Edition. New York : Routledge, 2020. 9780367567255