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Title Elites and identities in post-Soviet space / edited by David Lane
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge Europe-Asia Studies Series
Routledge Europe-Asia studies series.
Contents Cover; Elites and Identities in Post-Soviet Space; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Notes on contributors; 1. Identity Formation and Political Elites in the Post-Socialist States; Part I Conceptualising Identities; 2. European Identity Making and Identity Transfer; 3. Russia's Identity: Between the 'Domestic' and the 'International'; 4. Neoliberalism, Exogenous Elites and the Transformation of Solidarity; Part II Formation of Elites; 5. The Elite-Population Gap in the Formation of Political Identities. A Cross-Cultural Investigation
6. Business Elites and the Role of Companies in Society: A Comparative Study of Poland, Hungary & Germany7. Supranational Attachment of European Elites and Citizens; Part III Country Studies; 8. Balancing National Uncertainty and Foreign Orientation: Identity Building and the Role of Political Parties in Post-Orange Ukraine; 9. Chechen Elites: Control, Cooption or Substitution?; 10. Citizenship, Collective Identity and the International Impact on Integration Policy In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; 11. The Dynamics of Elite Networks and Patron-Client Relations in Afghanistan; Index
Summary The dissolution of the communist system led to the creation of new states and the formation of new concepts of citizenship in the post-Soviet states of Central and Eastern Europe. The formation of national identity also occurred in the context of the process of increasing economic and political globalisation, particularly the widening of the European Union to include the central European post-socialist and Baltic States. Internationally, Russia sought to establish a new identity either as a European or as a Eurasian society and had to accommodate the interests of a wider Russian Diasp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Europe, Central
Elite (Social sciences) -- Former Soviet republics
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Former Soviet republics
Group identity -- Europe, Central
Group identity -- Former Soviet republics
Nationalism -- Europe, Central.
Nationalism -- Former Soviet republics.
Post-communism -- Europe, Central.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.
Elite (Social sciences)
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Group identity.
Central Europe.
Soviet Union -- Former Soviet republics.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Lane, David Stuart.
ISBN 0203718259