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Colton, Timothy J. 1947-

Works: 76 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 12,372 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JN6699.A5, 324.947086
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Most widely held works about Timothy J Colton
Most widely held works by Timothy J Colton
Popular choice and managed democracy : the Russian elections of 1999 and 2000 by Timothy J Colton( )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite financial crisis, a national security emergency in Chechnya, and cabinet instability, Russian voters unexpectedly supported the status quo. The elected lawmakers prepared to cooperate with the executive branch, a gift that had eluded President Boris Yeltsin since he imposed a post-Soviet constitution by referendum in 1993. When Yeltsin retired six months in advance of schedule, the presidential mantle went to Vladimir Putin - a career KGB officer who fused new and old ways of doing politics. Putin was easily elected President in his own right." "This book demonstrates key trends in an extinct superpower, a troubled country in whose stability, modernization, and openness to the international community the West still has a huge stake."--Jacket
Soldiers and the Soviet state : civil-military relations from Brezhnev to Gorbachev by Timothy J Colton( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much power does the Soviet military exert on the politics of the Kremlin? This is one of the most controversial questions in the study of the Soviet Union, here addressed by eight top Western specialists on Soviet politics and security policy. While the authors assert that the civil-military relationship has been less turbulent than often believed, they also point out that Gorbachev's reforms threaten the system of buffers that have until now shielded the military-industrial world from disruption and change. Introducedby Timothy Colton's essay, ""Perspectives on Civil-Military Re
Yeltsin : a life by Timothy J Colton( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even after his death in April 2007, Boris Yeltsin remains the most controversial figure in recent Russian history. Although Mikhail Gorbachev presided over the decline of the Communist party and the withdrawal of Soviet control over Eastern Europe, it was Yeltsin-Russia's first elected president-who buried the Soviet Union itself. Upon taking office, Yeltsin quickly embarked on a sweeping makeover of newly democratic Russia, beginning with a program of excruciatingly painful market reforms that earned him wide acclaim in the West and deep recrimination from many Russian citizens. In this, the first biography of Yeltsin's entire life, Soviet scholar Timothy Colton traces Yeltsin's development from a peasant boy in the Urals to a Communist party apparatchik, and then ultimately to a nemesis of the Soviet order. Based on unprecedented interviews with Yeltsin himself as well as scores of other Soviet officials, journalists, and businessmen, Colton explains how and why Yeltsin broke with single-party rule and launched his drive to replace it with democracy. Yeltsin's colossal attempt to bring democracy to Russia remains one of the great, unfinished stories of our time. As anti-Western policies and rhetoric resurface in Putin's increasingly bellicose Russia, Yeltsin offers essential insights into the past, present, and future of this vast and troubled nation.--From the Publisher
Transitional citizens : voters and what influences them in the new Russia by Timothy J Colton( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transitional Citizens looks at the newly empowered citizens of Russia's protodemocracy facing choices at the ballot box that just a few years ago, under dictatorial rule, they could not have. In the Russian Federation politicians address grave concerns - dysfunctional institutions, individual freedom, nationhood, property rights, provision of the basic necessities of life in an unparalleled economic downswing. As Timothy Colton finds, voting in transitional Russia is highly patterned. Despite their unfamiliarity with democracy, subjects-turned-citizens learn about their electoral options from peers and the mass media and make choices that manifest a purposiveness that will surprise many readers." "Colton reveals that post-Communist voting is not driven by a single explanatory factory such as ethnicity, charismatic leadership, or financial concerns, but rather by multiple causes interacting in complex ways. He gives us the most sophisticated and insightful account yet of the citizens of the new Russia."--Jacket
The dilemma of reform in the Soviet Union by Timothy J Colton( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Soviet Union : from empire to nations( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failed coup by Communist hardliners in Moscow in August 1991 marked the inevitable disintegration of the Soviet Union. No single event since the end of World War II will have more far-reaching effects. The power struggles now underway in the fifteen successor republics raise the specter of chaos in Eastern Europe and Southern Asia. Can these new nations manage their deepening economic crisis? What political form will the new republics take, and can the changes be accomplished peacefully? What dangers and problems does the Soviet Union's passage present to the outside world?" "This collection of original essays, sponsored by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the American Assembly, is the first comprehensive assessment of the challenges facing the Soviet Union's successor republics. In five concise chapters, leading American scholars of Soviet affairs examine the economics, politics, and foreign policy of the new nations. The future role of the Soviet military machine - really another nation among the nations - is also discussed. The authors' conclusions lend ground for a tempered optimism about the future of the former USSR
Commissars, commanders, and civilian authority : the structure of Soviet military politics by Timothy J Colton( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For six decade the Soviet system has been immune to military rebellion and takeover, which often characterizes modernizing countries. How can we explain the stability of Soviet military politics, asks Timothy Colton in his compelling interpretation of civil-military relations in the Soviet Union
Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis by Timothy J Colton( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linchpin of the Soviet system and exemplar of its ideology, Moscow was nonetheless instrumental in the Soviet Union's demise. It was in this metropolis of nine million people that Boris Yeltsin, during two frustrating years as the city's party boss, began his move away from Communist orthodoxy. Colton charts the general course of events that led to this move, tracing the political and social developments that have given the city its modern character. He shows how the monolith of Soviet power broke down in the process of metropolitan governance, where the constraints of censorship and party oversight could not keep up with proliferating points of view, haphazard integration, and recurrent deviation from approved rules and goals. Everything that goes into making a city - from town planning, housing, and retail services to environmental and architectural concernsfigures in Colton's account of what makes Moscow unique. He shows us how these aspects of the city's organization, and the actions of leaders and elite groups within them, coordinated or conflicted with the overall power structure and policy imperatives of the Soviet Union. Against this background, Colton explores the growth of the anti-Communist revolution in Moscow politics, as well as fledgling attempts to establish democratic institutions and a market economy
Growing pains : Russian democracy and the election of 1993( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Pains is a detailed study of the 1993 election and its implications for Russian development and for the country's relations with the West. Several chapters, relying on comprehensive surveys of the Russian electorate, analyze the election process and how social structure and citizen opinions shaped voter choice. Others examine the campaigns of the major parties, the nature and consequences of electoral rules, and the roles of the mass media. Still others examine the campaign and its outcome at the grass roots in ten regions of Russia, from the western provinces to the Pacific coast, demonstrating the significance of local context and local elites and power structures in Russia's transitional politics
Russia : what everyone needs to know by Timothy J Colton( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book provides fundamental information about the origins, evolution, and current affairs of the Russian state and society. The story begins with Russia's geographic endowment, proceeds through its experiences as a kingdom and empire, and continues through the USSR's three-quarters of a century, and finally the shocking breakup of that regime a generation ago. Chapters on the failed attempt to reform Communism under Mikhail Gorbachev, the halting steps toward democratization under Boris Yeltsin, and the entrenchment of central controls under Vladimir Putin bring the reader into the contemporary scene and to headline-grabbing events such as Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine and its military intervention in Syria. Drawing on trends within Russia and on ratings and rankings compiled by international organizations, Colton discusses the challenges facing the country--ranging from economic recession to demographic stress, political stagnation, and overextension in foreign policy--and to the realistic options for coping with them."--Provided by publisher
Patterns in post-Soviet leadership by Timothy J Colton( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leadership, a mainstay of Soviet political studies, has been a much-neglected subject since the collapse of the Soviet regime. However, developments in post-Soviet affairs show that leadership still matters greatly, even as democratization in many states has opened up the political process to wider circles of the population."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume explores new developments and old continuities in elite politics in the Russian Federation and other post-Soviet states during the period of transition and consolidation. The contributing authors analyze the significance of personal character and values, of changing leadership roles and institutions, and of cultural and historical traditions for the functioning and effectiveness of the new governments and their top leaders."--BOOK JACKET
Big Daddy : Frederick G. Gardiner and the building of Metropolitan Toronto by Timothy J Colton( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His public works projects included the first urban expressway in Canada (the Gardiner Expressway). Gardiner's political nickname, 'Big Daddy,' fits him well. He revelled in his reputation as a political bulldozer, and was often described as the Canadian equivalent of Robert Moses, the famous and feared coordinator of construction for New York City. Gardiner was a man for the times, an unusual person whose character seemed to match the requirements of a city bursting at its seams. His lack of interest in public participation generated great controversy and left a lasting impression on Toronto's metropolitan government. Readers concerned with politics and urban government will learn much from Gardiner's experiences and conduct as he wrestled with his political surroundings and with urban policy problems such as planning, housing, and transportation.
The state after communism : governance in the new Russia( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the fall of communism in Russia, most observers took for granted that the structures of the new democratic state would be effective agents of the popular will. This book examines governance in post-Soviet Russia in a comparative context, investigating the roots, characteristics, and consequences of the crisis as a whole
Everyone loses : the Ukraine crisis and the ruinous contest for post-Soviet Eurasia by Samuel Charap( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country
Are Russians undemocratic? by Timothy J Colton( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection
"The political and economic situation in Russia after the Chechen War: possible options for further development" : transcript of a Kennan Institute seminar, Thursday, 9 February 1995 by Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian Election Study, 1995-1996 by Timothy J Colton( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection provides information on the voting patterns of Russian citizens and their attitudes toward the electoral process, political parties, and individual politicians. Three panel surveys were completed through face-to-face interviews before and after the December 1995 parliamentary election and on the heels of the June 1996 presidential election. The surveys covered the following attitudinal and behavioral areas : (1) interest in politics, (2) exposure to campaign materials, (3) partisanship (both "feeling thermometers" and knowledge of party positions), (4) electoral choice, (5) opinion on the transition and its elements (privatization, economic liberalization, social safety net reform, political competition, freedom of speech and thought), (6) foreign policy views, and (7) views on democracy, government, and morality. Demographic information includes sex, age, marital status, family size, size of birth place and of current area of residence, education, nationality, linguistic group, religious affiliation and practice, occupation, detailed employment history, and individual and family income and expenses ... Cf. :
Moscow : urban politics and policy under Stalin by Timothy J Colton( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissars, commanders, and civilian authority by Timothy J Colton( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milestones in the evolution of government by LeeAnne Gelletly( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides students with the perspective to understand the basis for various forms of government -- including their own
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Popular choice and managed democracy : the Russian elections of 1999 and 2000
Soldiers and the Soviet state : civil-military relations from Brezhnev to GorbachevYeltsin : a lifeTransitional citizens : voters and what influences them in the new RussiaAfter the Soviet Union : from empire to nationsCommissars, commanders, and civilian authority : the structure of Soviet military politicsMoscow : governing the socialist metropolisGrowing pains : Russian democracy and the election of 1993The state after communism : governance in the new Russia
Alternative Names
Colton Timothy

Colton, Timothy J.

Colton, Timothy J. 1947-

Colton, Timothy James.

Kolton, Timoti.

Timothy Colton politólogo estadounidense

Timothy J. Colton


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