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the relationship between Russian elites and the masses and the impact of public opinion on the formation of foreign policy. He discusses how an individual's market orientation affects politics, the influ...

In: The SHAFR Guide Online

imprint Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. annotation Zimmerman, a political scientist, investigates the relationship between Russian elites and the masses and the impact of public opinion on the formation of foreign policy. He discusses how an

in The SHAFR Guide Online

-democratic regimes became even less democratic by trying to preempt or prevent color revolutions. 12 And since that time, the concept of authoritarian learning has become even more influential. 13 Researchers have paid much attention to the composition and attitudes of Russian elites in recent years. 14 But the

In: Russian Politics

addition to government officials, then only 12.2% of this wider swath of the Russian elite possessed prior employment experience in any of Russia’s force structures in 2002 and only 14.2% did so in 2006. 9 We did find support for Kryshtanovskaya and White’s conclusions, however, in regard to trends

In: Russian Politics

of elite pact? Our hypothesis is that the evolution of elite pact in Russia was determined by neopatrimonialism, i.e., elite pact promoted economic liberalization and even some elements of democratization while the effect of the previous differentiation of Russian elite that had happened in the late

In: Russian Politics
This book discusses the role Western military books and their translations played in 17th-century Russia. By tracing how these translations were produced, distributed and read, the study argues that foreign military treatises significantly shaped intellectual culture of the Russian elite. It also presents Tsar Peter the Great in a new light – not only as a military and political leader but as a devoted book reader and passionate student of military science.

the monument held in the mental maps of the Russian elites. It signaled, albeit on a smaller scale, an imperial message similar to that of the Bronze Horseman in St. Petersburg. The empire in the back, he stands at its periphery, steadfastly defends a new outpost, and looks forward to new conquests

In: Russian History

thc way Russian elites responded to the emergence of the West-East symbolic divide through discovery and appropriation of their own "Orient." The encounter of the Westernized Russian officer corps and dip- lomats with the Hellenized Romanian boyar elite of Moldavia and Wallachia in the course of

In: East Central Europe

society that itself was an object of a semi-Orientalistic discourse. This process is seen as an attempt of the Russian elites to dis- cover/construct/appropriate their own "semi-Orient" (e.g., the steppe or the Caucases) and carve out their own "civilizing mission" that was a way to "be European" in an

In: East Central Europe

contributed to the book culture at the Russian court and introduced the Russian elite to contemporary European knowledge, notably applied mathematics and natural sciences, presenting it in an attractive way. This prevalence of cultural importance over immediate military effectiveness in the Russian case might

In: International Journal of Military History and Historiography