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The Resource Putinism : Russia and its future with the West, Walter Laqueur

Putinism : Russia and its future with the West, Walter Laqueur

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Putinism : Russia and its future with the West
Title
Putinism
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Russia and its future with the West
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Walter Laqueur
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Russia and its future with the West
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A timely, topical book grounding Russia's recent turn towards conservativism in pre-1917 culture and explaining what this shift could mean for the rest of the world"--
  • "There is no question that tensions between Russia and America are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the West has fallen on steely-eyed President Vladimir Putin, and Americans have begun to wonder if they are witnessing the rebirth of Cold War-style dictatorship. Not so fast, argues veteran historian Walter Laqueur. For two decades Laqueur has been ahead of the curve, predicting events in post-Soviet Russia with uncanny accuracy. In Putinism, he deftly demonstrates how three long-standing pillars of Russian ideology: a strong belief in the Orthodox Church, a sense of Eurasian 'manifest destiny,' and a fear of foreign enemies, continue to exert a powerful influence on the Russian populace. As a result, Putin may well be much more a servant of his people than we think. Topical and provocative, Putinism contains much more than historical analysis. Looking to the future, Laqueur explains how the tendency to view Russia as a Cold War relic is dangerous and premature. Russia can, and will, continue to challenge the West so it is in our best interest to figure out exactly who it is we are facing--and what they want--before it is too late"--
Summary
There is no question that tensions between Russia and America are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have created diplomatic standoffs and led to a volley of economic sanctions. Much of the blame for Russia's recent hostility towards the West has fallen on steely-eyed President Vladimir Putin, and Americans have begun to wonder if they are witnessing the rebirth of Cold War-style dictatorship. Not so fast, argues veteran historian Walter Laqueur. For two decades Laqueur has been ahead of the curve, predicting events in post-Soviet Russia with uncanny accuracy. In Putinism, he deftly demonstrates how three long-standing pillars of Russian ideology: a strong belief in the Orthodox Church, a sense of Eurasian 'manifest destiny,' and a fear of foreign enemies, continue to exert a powerful influence on the Russian populace. As a result, Putin may well be much more a servant of his people than we think
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10434039
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DLC
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1921-
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Laqueur, Walter
Dewey number
947.086
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Russia (Federation)
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Western countries
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Political culture
  • Ideology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
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adult
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Russia and its future with the West
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Putinism : Russia and its future with the West, Walter Laqueur
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The End of the Soviet Era -- Perestroika -- After Gorbachev -- 2. Who Rules Russia? -- The Oligarchs -- The Siloviki -- 3. Putin and Putinism -- 4. The Pillars of the New Russian Idea -- The Russian Orthodox Church -- Leading Thinkers of the Russian Right -- Eurasianism -- Russian Geopolitics -- Confabulation? -- 5. Stalin and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire -- The Fall of an Empire -- 6. Demography -- Russian Islam -- Tatarstan -- Opposition -- 7. Foreign Policy and the Petrostate -- Russia and the European Radical Right -- Russia and China -- The Near Abroad -- Russian Oil -- 8. The New National Doctrine -- Back to the Roots -- The Russian Party under the Soviets -- Ivan Ilyin rediscovered -- 9. Sources of Future Conflicts -- Russia's identity -- The New Russian Empire -- Russophobia -- The Economic Future -- The Face of the Young Generation -- Central Asian Conflicts -- Epilogue: Kamo gryadeshi : Quo vadis, Russia? -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn906798395
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250064752
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798395
Label
Putinism : Russia and its future with the West, Walter Laqueur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The End of the Soviet Era -- Perestroika -- After Gorbachev -- 2. Who Rules Russia? -- The Oligarchs -- The Siloviki -- 3. Putin and Putinism -- 4. The Pillars of the New Russian Idea -- The Russian Orthodox Church -- Leading Thinkers of the Russian Right -- Eurasianism -- Russian Geopolitics -- Confabulation? -- 5. Stalin and the Fall of the Byzantine Empire -- The Fall of an Empire -- 6. Demography -- Russian Islam -- Tatarstan -- Opposition -- 7. Foreign Policy and the Petrostate -- Russia and the European Radical Right -- Russia and China -- The Near Abroad -- Russian Oil -- 8. The New National Doctrine -- Back to the Roots -- The Russian Party under the Soviets -- Ivan Ilyin rediscovered -- 9. Sources of Future Conflicts -- Russia's identity -- The New Russian Empire -- Russophobia -- The Economic Future -- The Face of the Young Generation -- Central Asian Conflicts -- Epilogue: Kamo gryadeshi : Quo vadis, Russia? -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn906798395
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250064752
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015012554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)906798395

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