Democratization in Russia under Gorbachev, 1985–91

The Birth of a Voluntary Sector

Authors: White, Anne

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Self-help organizations and charities were the most numerous, but least-studied of pressure groups to emerge during perestroika . This book examines the social exclusion experienced before 1985 by non-working citizens, studies the pre-1985 disabled people's movement and its numerous unofficial, but non-dissident organizations, discusses why the Gorbachev leadership adopted the non-Soviet concept of 'charity', analyses the failure of local authorities after 1985 to stave off pluralism and defeat the voluntary organizations, and assesses how successfully the latter built the foundations of a civil society.

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ANNE WHITE is Lecturer in Russian, Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath. She is the author of De-Stalinization and the House of Culture: Declining State Control over Leisure in the USSR, Poland and Hungary, 1953-1989, and number of articles on the Russian.

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This monograph provides a detailed and fascinating survey of the emergence of the 'voluntary sector' in the USSR during the early 1980s and throughout the reign of M.S. Gorbachev as General Secretary. Russian Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratization in Russia under Gorbachev, 1985–91
Book Subtitle
The Birth of a Voluntary Sector
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Anne White
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27372-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27372-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21993-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-27374-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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