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Soviet Regional Elite Mobility After Khruschev

Soviet Regional Elite Mobility After Khruschev

Author: William A. Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/1989

Clark's groundbreaking study covers the period in Soviet political history from the fall of Nikita Khrushchev in late 1964 through the spring of 1987 and examines the forces affecting regional elite mobility throughout the Soviet Union during these years. Turning the explanatory focus away from the traditional areas of patronage and clientelism, Clark adopts a novel approach to the subject by concentrating on structural variables such as the economic, social, and demographic aspects of the regions themselves as key elements of an explanation for long-term mobility trends. In addition to his focus on non-traditional variables, the broad chronological scope of the study and the fact that all Soviet republics with equivalent party structures are examined make Clark's work especially valuable for graduate students and scholars of Soviet politics and government seeking a more general and inclusive explanation of regional elite mobility than has been available in previous studies of the subject. The study is based on an exhaustive examination of the careers of over 275 Obkom (regional party committees) First Secretaries. As a result of this analysis, the 129 regional party structures of the USSR are ranked hierarchically with respect to political mobility. Throughout the study, Clark seeks to isolate non-idiosyncratic variables to explain the significant variance in mobility opportunities offered by the various regional party units. Thus, rather than relying on the traditional personalistic variables, Clark seeks to identify independent variables that have explanatory value throughout the Soviet system. Finally, Clark examines the effects of background characteristics and functional career types on elite mobility at the Obkom tier, and analyzes changes in regional cadres policy after Brezhnev. Six appendices provide additional information for the student and researcher.

Social Class in Modern Britain

Social Class in Modern Britain

Author: Gordon Marshall, Howard Newby, David Rose, Carol Vogler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/1989

The book incorporates three alternative conceptions of class. Erik Olin Wright's structural Marxist account is set alongside John Goldthorpe's occupational class schema, and the Registrar-General's prestige and skill-related categories. The authors use their unique data on inequality and conflict in contemporary Britain to provide, for the first time, a rigourous comparison of Marxist, sociological and official class frameworks. The book ranges widely across such topics as sectionalism in the workforce; privatism of families and individuals; fatalism; gender and class processes; sectoral production and consumption cleavages. The authors conclude that class is still crucial in structuring economic, political and social life.

Resistance, Rebellion and Consciousness in the Peasant Andean World, 18th-20th Centuries

Resistance, Rebellion and Consciousness in the Peasant Andean World, 18th-20th Centuries

Author: Steve (Edt) Stern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/1988

In The Postcolonial State in Africa, Crawford Young offers an informed and authoritative comparative overview of fifty years of African independence, drawing on his decades of research and first-hand experience on the African continent. Young identifies three cycles of hope and disappointment common to many of the African states (including those in North Africa) over the last half-century: initial euphoria at independence in the 1960s followed by disillusionment with a lapse into single-party autocracies and military rule; a period of renewed confidence, radicalization, and ambitious state expansion in the 1970s preceding state crisis and even failure in the disastrous 1980s; and a phase of reborn optimism during the continental wave of democratization beginning around 1990. He explores in depth the many African civil wars--especially those since 1990--and three key tracks of identity: Africanism, territorial nationalism, and ethnicity. Only more recently, Young argues, have the paths of the fifty-three African states begun to diverge more dramatically, with some leading to liberalization and others to political, social, and economic collapse--outcomes impossible to predict at the outset of independence. This book is the best volume to date on the politics of the last 50 years of African independence. --International Affairs The book shares Young's encyclopedic knowledge of African politics, providing in a single volume a comprehensive rendering of the first 50 years of independence. The book is sprinkled with anecdotes from his vast experience in Africa and that of his many students, and quotations from all of the relevant literature published over the past five decades. Students and scholars of African politics alike will benefit immensely from and enjoy reading The Postcolonial State in Africa. --Political Science Quarterly The study of African politics will continue to be enriched if practitioners pay homage to the erudition and the nobility of spirit that has anchored the engagement of this most esteemed doyen of Africanists with the continent. --African History Review The book's strongest attribute is the careful way that comparative political theory is woven into historical storytelling throughout the text. . . . Written with great clarity even for all its detail, and its interwoven use of theory makes it a great choice for new students of African studies. --Australasian Review of African Studies

The Social Structure of the USSR: Recent Soviet Studies Recent Soviet Studies

The Social Structure of the USSR: Recent Soviet Studies Recent Soviet Studies

Author: Murray Yanowitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1987

This is a study of karayuki-san , impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. It follows the life of one prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Borneo and then forced to work as a prostitute in a brothel.

The Social Structure of the USSR: Recent Soviet Studies Recent Soviet Studies

The Social Structure of the USSR: Recent Soviet Studies Recent Soviet Studies

Author: Murray Yanowitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1987

This is a study of karayuki-san , impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. It follows the life of one prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Borneo and then forced to work as a prostitute in a brothel.

Working-Class Formation Ninteenth-Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States

Working-Class Formation Ninteenth-Century Patterns in Western Europe and the United States

Author: Ira Katznelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1986

Applying an original theoretical framework, an international group of historians and social scientists here explores how class, rather than other social bonds, became central to the ideologies, dispositions, and actions of working people, and how this process was translated into diverse institutional legacies and political outcomes. Focusing principally on France. Germany, and the United States, the contributors examine the historically contingent connections between class, as objectively structured and experienced, and collective perceptions and responses as they develop in work, community, and politics. Following Ira Katznelson's introduction of the analytical concepts, William H. Sewell, Jr., Michelle Perrot, and Alain Cottereau discuss France; Amy Bridges and Martin Shefter, the United States; and Jargen Kocka and Mary Nolan, Germany. The conclusion by Aristide R. Zolberg comments on working-class formation up to World War I, including developments in Great Britain, and challenges conventional wisdom about class and politics in the industrializing West.

Patriarchs and Parasites The Gentry of South-west Wales in the Eighteenth Century

Patriarchs and Parasites The Gentry of South-west Wales in the Eighteenth Century

Author: David W. Howell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1986

The 18th century was the high noon of the gentry's influence and power, and this study is the first to investigate the fortunes and character of the ruling class of this particular isolated corner of Britain during their golden age.

The Southern Redneck A Phenomenological Class Study

The Southern Redneck A Phenomenological Class Study

Author: Marcus L. Hickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/1982

The Negro Professional Class

The Negro Professional Class

Author: Gilbert Franklin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1982