Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State -

Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State

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This study examines the process by which the seemingly impossible in 1987--the disintegration of the Soviet state--became the seemingly inevitable by 1991. It provides an original interpretation of not only the Soviet collapse, but also of the phenomenon of nationalism more generally. Probing the role of nationalist action as both cause and effect, Beissinger utilizes extensive event data and detailed case studies from across the U.S.S.R. during its final years to elicit the shifting relationship between pre-existing structural conditions, institutional constraints, and event-generated influences in the massive nationalist explosions that brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Product code: 9780521001489

ISBN 9780521001489
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW152xS27
No. Of Pages 522
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
This study examines the process of the disintegration of the Soviet state.