Decolonization in the Former Soviet Borderlands: Politics in Search of Principles

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Susan J. Buck, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: As the public and private institutions of the post-Soviet world are reconfigured, the prominence of local politics in determining who decides what, when, and how may not necessarily be bad. Recent empirical analysis of Third World public and private interaction has offered strong arguments that local politics may determine the outlines of local government more efficiently than centrally driven campaigns (de Soto 1989). The failure of the collectivist experiment in Russia and its borderlands is a lesson of importance for theoreticians and practitioners alike. Any analyst who truly seeks to understand institutions, hierarchy, and collective forms of management cannot afford to ignore it.

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PS: Political Science & Politics 26 (September): 522-525
Language: English
Date: 1993
USSR, politics, decolonization

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