Decolonial Art from the Ruins of the Soviet Empire
Author: Madina Tlostanova
Publisher: On Decoloniality
Madina Tlostanova traces how contemporary post-Soviet art mediates the post-Soviet human condition through analyses of art and through interviews with artists and writers, showing the important role that radical art plays in building new modes of thought and a decolonial future.
" Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, early hopes for the integration of the post-Soviet states into a "Europe whole and free" seem to have been decisively dashed. Europe itself is in the midst of a multifaceted crisis that threatens the considerable gains of the post-war liberal European experiment. In Russia, the Former Soviet Republics, and Europe Since 1989, Katherine Graney provides a panoramic and historically-rooted overview of the process of "Europeanization" in Russia and all fourteen of the former Soviet republics since 1989. Graney argues that deeply rooted ideas about Europe's cultural-civilizational primacy and concerns about both ideological and institutional alignment with Europe continue to influence both internal politics in contemporary Europe and the processes of Europeanization in the post-Soviet world. By comparing the effect of the phenomenon across Russia and the ex-republics, Graney provides a theoretically grounded and empirically rich window into how we should study politics in the former USSR. "--
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, May 22, 1996
The political economy of regions, regimes and republics
Author: Klaus Segbers
Category: Business enterprises
This volume seeks to explain post-Soviet patchworks, focusing on pathways from the past to the global. It presents the basic results of the research project "Transformation and Globalization", implemented in 1998-2000. Contributors include Gerald Easter, Georgii Kleiner and Nina Oding.
This analysis of the social, economic and political factors affecting contemporary Russian reform is organized around the central question of the role of the state and its effect on the course of Russian agrarian reform.
This work presents perspectives by experts during three different time periodsófrom 1989 to 1990, in 1991, and in 1992óillustrating the depth of the changes that have taken place in the former Soviet Union. Contents: Change in the Soviet Union: Political Dynamics in the Gorbachev Era; Gorbachev and Change in Soviet Foreign Policy; Reagan's Foreign Policy and Soviet-American Relations; The Rhetoric and Reality of Change in Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy; The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; What Went Wrong with Perestroika?; The Disintegration of the U.S.S.R. and American Foreign Policy; The Post-Soviet Economy and the World; The Influence of Political Culture on Government and Society; The Commonwealth of Independent States and the Post-Soviet Successor States; and Russia's Current Perception of America. Contributors: Paul B. Stephan, Joseph L. Nogee, Sterling J. Kernek, George M. Seignious II, Malcolm Toon, Marshall I. Goldman, Allen C. Lynch, Leonid I. Abalkin, Maurice Friedberg, Paul A. Goble, and Vladimir O. Pechatnov. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Nearly thirty years after the fall of the USSR, the word "Soviet" should be as meaningless by now as "Hapsburg" or "Hohenzollern". Strangely, though, it endures, as places both inside and outside the former Soviet Union define themselves for or against what happened when it existed. But does that experience mean anything today, or is it just an enormous cul-de-sac? This book tries to find out, through an itinerary that goes from the Baltic to Belarus, from Ukraine to the Urals, from the Caucasus to Central Asia, and in cities that range from nuclear new towns of the Fifties to gleaming new capitals of the 21st century. In this Eurasian post-Soviet space, we try to find the continuities with Communism - if there are any - and the remnants of revolutions both distant and recent. Instead of a wistful journey through ruins, this intends to be an engaged travelogue, a subjective, personal Marxist Humanist guidebook to somewhere that actually exists, but which is constantly haunted by what it didn't become, whether a real Communist utopia or a successful or fair capitalism. In the course of this transcontinental account of what used to be the Soviet Union and is now a patchwork of EU democracies, neoliberal dictatorships and Soviet nostalgic enclaves (often found in the same countries) we might just find the outlines of a way of building cities that is a powerful alternative, both in the past and present.