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Author Libman, Alexander, author.

Title Historical legacies of the Communism : modern politics, society, and economic development / Alexander Libman, Anastassia V. Obydenkova
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 364 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The CPSU legacy : Leninism or clientelism? -- Cultural environment and Soviet cinematography as a legacy of the CPSU -- Measuring CPSU legacies -- Democracy -- Corruption -- Inequality -- Mortality -- Attitudes towards migrants -- Economic development and innovations -- The origin and persistence of legacies
Summary Libman and Obydenkova reveal how legacies of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) have survived in the politics, economic development, culture, and society of post-Communist regions in the 21st Century. The authors show how this impact is not driven by Communist ideology but by the clientelistic practices, opportunism and cynicism prevalent in the CPSU. Their study is built on a novel dataset of the CPSU membership rates in Russian regions in the 1950s-1980s, alongside case studies, interviews and an analysis of mass media previously only available in Russian and discussed here in English for the first time. It will appeal to students and scholars of Russian and Eastern European politics and history, and anyone who wants to better understand countries which live or have lived through Communism: from Eastern Europe to China and East Asian Communist states
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 09, 2021)
Subject Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov) (1925-1952) -- History
Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za -- History.
SUBJECT Kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ Sovetskogo Soi︠u︡za fast
Vsesoi︠u︡znai︠a︡ kommunisticheskai︠a︡ partii︠a︡ (bolʹshevikov) (1925-1952) fast
Subject Political parties -- Soviet Union -- History
Political parties
Politics and government
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- Politics and government.
Soviet Union -- History.
Soviet Union -- Civilization.
Subject Soviet Union
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Obydenkova, Anastassia, author.
LC no. 2020026275
ISBN 9781108900133