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At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation: Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

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This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.

About the Author

CHRISTER PURSIANEN is currently Senior Adviser at the Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), located in Stockholm. He is Doctor of Political Science and Docent in International Relations at the University of Helsinki. His publications include around one hundred scholarly publications on a variety of themes. For more information, see: www.christerpursiainen.com

Table of Contents

Preface and AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Introduction (Christer Pursiainen)Chapter 2: A Short History of 'Catching Up' (Christer Pursiainen)Chapter 3: The Free-Market State or the Welfare State?(Markku Kivinen and Li Chunling)Chapter 4: Authoritarianism or Democracy? (Christer Pursiainen and Minxin Pei)Chapter 5: Sovereignty or Interdependency? (Sergei Medvedev and Linda Jakobson)Chapter 6: Conclusions (Christer Pursiainen)IndexContributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230363922
Author:
Pursiainen, Christer
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies/Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 b/w tables, 15 figures
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » China

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