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Title Russian civil society : a critical assessment / edited by Alfred B. Evans, Jr., Laura A. Henry, Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016
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Contents Introduction / Laura A. Henry and Lisa Mcintosh Sundstrom -- The history of civil society in Russia -- Civil society in late Imperial Russia / Mary Schaeffer Conroy -- Civil society in the Soviet Union? / Alfred B. Evans -- The context of civil society development -- Media, civil society, and the failure of the fourth estate in Russia / Sarah Oates -- Business and civil society in Russia / Peter Rutland -- Organized crime groups : "uncivil society" / Louise Shelley -- The church and civil society in Russia / Edwin Bacon -- Civil society in rural Russia / Stephen K. Wegren -- Vladimir Putin's design for civil society / Alfred Evans -- Society in contemporary Russia : case studies -- Women's organizations : institutionalized interest groups or vulnerable dissidents? / Valerie Sperling -- Soldiers' rights groups in Eussia : civil society through Russian and western eyes / Lisa Mcintosh Sundstrom -- Russian trade unions : where are they in the former workers' state? / Sue Davis -- Russian environmentalists and civil society / Laura A. Henry -- Disability organizations in the regions / Kate Thomson -- Formal and informal strategies of migrant populations / Moya Flynn -- Public/ private permutations: domestic violence crisis centers in Barnaul / Janet Elise Johnson -- Is civil society stronger in small towns? / Anne White -- Concluding thoughts -- Russian civil society : tensions and trajectories / Lisa Mcintosh Sundstrom and Laura A. Henry
Summary This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the development of civil society in post-Soviet Russia. An introduction and two historical chapters provide background. The next several chapters analyze the Russian context, considering the roles of media, business, organized crime, the church, the village, and the Russian government in shaping the terrain of public life. Then eight case studies illustrate the range and depth of actual citizen organizations in various national and local community settings. A final chapter weighs the findings and distills some comparisons and conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 16, 2016)
Subject Civil society -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Alfred B., editor.
Henry, Laura A., 1971- editor.
Sundstrom, Lisa McIntosh, 1971- editor.
ISBN 1317460464