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Motyl, Alexander J.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 283 publications in 2 languages and 8,009 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: DK33, 947.0854
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Most widely held works by Alexander J Motyl
The Post Soviet nations : perspectives on the demise of the USSR by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing disintegration of the U.S.S.R. has left a massive intellectual void, as scholars and journalists scramble to make sense of events transpiring at a dizzying pace. Into this vacuum steps The Post-Soviet Nations, which casts new and desperately needed light on a region that is certain to remain volatile. With the breakup of the Soviet Union and the subsequent creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the nationality question has assumed central importance, in this collection of essays, twelve leading specialists approach the current situation with contributions that are at once historical, reflective and topical. The reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev, notes the preface, "transformed, if not indeed destroyed, the Soviet totalitarian state. In so doing, they also destroyed traditional Sovietology. The Post-Soviet Nations aims to revitalize and reconsider Sovietology by integrating nationality concerns into its intellectual agenda, thereby transforming a scholarly field that has largely ignored "non-Russians" in its fascination and overriding concern with Russia. The noted scholar Alexander Motyl has assembled some of the most respected Sovietologists to examine a wide range of topics such as ideology, law, the elite, legitimacy, the police state, class, development and modernization, and their relationship to issues of nationality and ethnicity in the former Soviet Union
Encyclopedia of nationalism by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. It is the only encyclopedic study of nationalism available today
Dilemmas of independence : Ukraine after totalitarianism by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will the non-Russians rebel? : state, ethnicity, and stability in the USSR by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking theoretically about Soviet nationalities : history and comparison in the study of the USSR by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1995 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutions, nations, empires : conceptual limits and theoretical possibilities by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sovietology, rationality, nationality : coming to grips with nationalism in the USSR by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's engagement with the west : transformation and integration in the twenty-first century by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Putin and Bush presidencies, the 9/11 attack, and the Iraq war have changed the dynamics of Russian-European-U.S. relations and strained the Western alliance. This volume is the first systematic effort to reassess the status of Russia's modernization effort in this context."--Jacket
Imperial ends : the decay, collapse, and revival of empires by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their historical importance, empires have received scant attention from social scientists. Now, Alexander J. Motyl examines the structure, dynamics, and continuing relevance of empire - and ask, "Why do empires decline? Why do some empires collapse? And why do some collapsed empires revive?"" "Rejecting choice-centered theories of imperial decline, Motyl maintains that the very structure of empires promotes decay and that decay in turn facilitates the progressive loss of territory. Although most major empires have in fact declined in this manner, some, such as the Soviet Union, have collapsed suddenly and comprehensively. Motyl explains how and why collapse occurs, why such an outcome is hard to foresee, and why some collapsed empires revive. While broad-ranging historically and empirically, Imperial Ends focuses on five modern empires: the Soviet, Romanov, Ottoman, Habsburg, and Wilhelmine."--Jacket
The turn to the right : the ideological origins and development of Ukrainian nationalism, 1919-1929 by Alexander J Motyl( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations in transit, 1998 : civil society, democracy, and markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent States( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Nations in Transit 1998, Freedom House asked leading regional specialists and in-house experts to answer a checklist of 46 indicators for twenty-five post-Communist countries in seven key areas: political processes, civil society, independent media, rule of law, governance and public administration, privatization, and economic reform. The survey, organized in an easily accessible question-and-answer format, was reviewed by an oversight board of leading scholars from Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and Columbia University."
Nations in transit, 1997 : civil society, democracy and markets in East Central Europe and the newly independent states( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Nations in Transit 1997, Freedom House asked leading regional specialists and in-house experts to answer a checklist of 46 indicators for twenty-five post-Communist countries in seven key areas: political processes, civil society, independent media, rule of law, governance and public administration, privatization and economic reform. The survey, organized in an easily accessible question-and-answer format, was reviewed by an oversight board of leading scholars from Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and Columbia University." "The results are incisive, authoritative and comprehensive country-by-country reports which asses the progress of ex-Communist countries in ridding themselves of repressive political systems and inefficient statistic economies. As an added dimension, Freedom House - which for nearly 25 years has rated political rights and civil liberties around the world in its benchmark Annual Survey of Freedom - developed a rating system which allows for a comparative analysis of countries in terms of democratic and market reforms." "Nations in Transit 1997 is an invaluable resource and reference tool for governmental and non-governmental institutions, schools or universities, and anyone interested in better understanding the political, economic and legal structures and institutions that comprise the infrastructure on which the transition to open societies and open markets depends."--Jacket
Nations in transit 2003 : democratization in East Central Europe and Eurasia( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holodomor reader : a sourcebook on the Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Besides turning a spotlight on this human catastrophe, whose magnitude did not become generally apparent until the Soviet collapse, this book presents ample evidence that the Holodomor was a genocide perpetrated by Joseph Stalin and his henchmen. This book is an indispensable guide for all those interested in the Holodomor, genocide, or Stalinism"--Publisher
Nations in transit 2004 : democratization in East Central Europe and Eurasia( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations in Transit is Freedom House's incisive and authoritative assessment of post-Communist reform in 27 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In this annual research effort, leading regional and country specialists review key indicators of democratization and the rule of law and present their findings through in-depth reports and comparative ratings that measure the state of electoral processes, civil society, independent media, governance, and corruption in each country under study. It is the only comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study
Nations in transit, 2002 : civil society, democracy, and markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent States( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shchodennyk by Volodymyr Kyrylovych Vynnychenko( Book )

in Ukrainian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations in transit, 1999-2000 : civil society, democracy, and markets in East Central Europe and the newly independent states( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of nationalism( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. This volume covers fundamental themes from Anthropology to Western Europe
Encyclopedia of nationalism( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism has unexpectedly become a leading local and international force since the end of the Cold War. Long predicted to give way to pan-national or economic organizations, nationalism exerts its tremendous force on all continents and in a wide variety of ways. The Encyclopedia of Nationalism captures the aims and scope of this force through a wide-ranging examination of concepts, figures, movements, and events. This volume covers leaders (Vladimir Mečšar), movements (Back to Africa Movement), and concepts (Assimilation)
 
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The Post Soviet nations : perspectives on the demise of the USSR
Alternative Names
Alexander J. Motyl Amerikaans historicus

Alexander Motyl

Motil', Oleksandr.

Motyl, Alexander.

Motyl, Alexander J.

Motyl, Alexander John 1953-

Motylʹ, Oleksandr

Motylʹ, Oleksandr 1953-

Мотиль, Олександр

Олександр Мотиль

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Encyclopedia of nationalismThinking theoretically about Soviet nationalities : history and comparison in the study of the USSRRevolutions, nations, empires : conceptual limits and theoretical possibilitiesRussia's engagement with the west : transformation and integration in the twenty-first centuryImperial ends : the decay, collapse, and revival of empiresNations in transit, 1998 : civil society, democracy, and markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent StatesNations in transit, 1997 : civil society, democracy and markets in East Central Europe and the newly independent statesNations in transit 2003 : democratization in East Central Europe and Eurasia