Nationalist mobilization and the collapse of the Soviet State

Mark R. Beissinger

This 2002 study examines the process by which the seemingly impossible in 1987 - the disintegration of the Soviet state - became the seemingly inevitable by 1991, providing an original interpretation not only of 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 data and case studies from across the USSR during its final years to elicit the shifting relationship between pre-existing structural conditions, institutional constraints, and event-generated influences in the nationalist explosions that brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union. As Beissinger demonstrates, the 'tidal' context of nationalism - i.e., the transnational influence of one nationalism upon another - is critical to an explanation of the success and failure of particular nationalisms, why some nationalisms turn violent, and how a crescendo of events can overwhelm states, periodically evoking large-scale structural change in the character of the state system.

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This 2002 study examines the process by which the seemingly impossible in 1987 - the disintegration of the Soviet state - became the seemingly inevitable by 1991, providing an original interpretation not only of 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 data and case studies from across the USSR during its final years to elicit the shifting relationship between pre-existing structural conditions, institutional constraints, and event-generated influences in the nationalist explosions that brought about the collapse of the Soviet Union. As Beissinger demonstrates, the 'tidal' context of nationalism - i.e., the transnational influence of one nationalism upon another - is critical to an explanation of the success and failure of particular nationalisms, why some nationalisms turn violent, and how a crescendo of events can overwhelm states, periodically evoking large-scale structural change in the character of the state system.

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[目次]

  • 1. From the impossible to the inevitable
  • 2. The tide and the mobilizational cycle
  • 3. Structuring nationalism
  • 4. 'Thickened' history and the mobilization of identity
  • 5. Tides and the failure of nationalist mobilization
  • 6. Violence and tides of nationalism
  • 7. The transcendence of regimes of repression
  • 8. Russian mobilization and the accumulating 'inevitability' of Soviet collapse
  • 9. Conclusion: nationhood and event.

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[目次]

  • 1. From the impossible to the inevitable
  • 2. The tide and the mobilizational cycle
  • 3. Structuring nationalism
  • 4. 'Thickened' history and the mobilization of identity
  • 5. Tides and the failure of nationalist mobilization
  • 6. Violence and tides of nationalism
  • 7. The transcendence of regimes of repression
  • 8. Russian mobilization and the accumulating 'inevitability' of Soviet collapse
  • 9. Conclusion: nationhood and event.

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この本の情報

書名 Nationalist mobilization and the collapse of the Soviet State
著作者等 Beissinger, Mark R.
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in comparative politics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xv, 503 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 052100148X
0521806704
NCID BA5560662X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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