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Sakwa, Richard

Works: 95 works in 576 publications in 4 languages and 15,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Personal narratives  Case studies  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr
Classifications: DK266, 947.084
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Most widely held works by Richard Sakwa
Russian politics and society by Richard Sakwa( Book )

72 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Sakwa's Russian Politics and Society is the most comprehensive study of Russia's post-communist political development. It has, since its first publication in 1993, become an indispensable guide for all those who need to know about the current political scene in Russia, about the country's political stability and about the future of democracy under its post-communist leadership. For this second edition, Richard Sakwa has updated the text throughout and restructured its presentation so as to emphasize the ongoing struggle for stability in Russia over the last five years. This edition includes the full text of the constitution of 1993; new material on recent elections, the new parliament (State Duma and Federation Council), the development of the presidency and an evaluation of the country's political evolution during the 1990s; up-to-date details on the development of a federal system and on local government; and a thoroughly updated bibliography
Putin : Russia's choice by Richard Sakwa( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on both Russian and English-language sources, and providing comprehensive coverage of Putin's speeches, interviews and policy documents, this is the definitive study of the Russian leader."--Jacket
The rise and fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 by Richard Sakwa( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview of the rise and fall of the Soviet system. Using eye-witness accounts, official documents and newly available material, Sakwa places the Soviet experience in comparative and historical context
Frontline Ukraine : crisis in the borderlands by Richard Sakwa( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Swedish and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did we get here? Richard Sakwa here unpicks the context of conflicted Ukrainian identity and of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces the path to the recent disturbances through the events which have forced Ukraine, a country internally divided between East and West, to choose between closer union with Europe or its historic ties with Russia. In providing the first full account of the ongoing crisis, Sakwa analyses the origins and significance of the Euromaidan Protests, examines the controversial Russian military intervention and annexation of Crimea, reveals the extent of the catastrophe of the MH17 disaster and looks at possible ways forward following the October 2014 parliamentary elections. In doing so, he explains the origins, developments and global significance of the internal and external battle for Ukraine. With all eyes focused on the region, Sakwa unravels the myths and misunderstandings of the situation, providing an essential and highly readable account of the struggle for Europe's contested borderlands
Gorbachev and his reforms, 1985-1990 by Richard Sakwa( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chechnya : from past to future by Richard Sakwa( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for Chechnya has come to international prominence in recent years through a string of high-profile atrocities. For the first time, Western, Russian and Chechen perspectives on the conflict are brought together. Experts from all sides of the crisis provide an insight into its causes and contexts
The struggle for Russia : power and change in the democratic revolution by R. I Khasbulatov( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who has been one of the new Russia's most influential politicians presents his perspective on the past and future in Russia politics, the events of August 1991 and his own part in resisting the attempted coup
Soviet communists in power : a study of Moscow during the civil war, 1918-21 by Richard Sakwa( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 ideas to fix the world : conversations with the world's foremost thinkers by Piotr Dutkiewicz( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world's greatest minds, from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists, explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, this book presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future. It surveys issues relevant to the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speaking from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, developmental, and political, the discussions here increase our understanding of what's wrong with the world and how to get it right. Interviewees explore topics like the Arab Spring, the influence of international financial organizations, the possibilities for the growth of democracy, the acceleration of global warming, and how to develop enforceable standards for market and social regulation. -- Publisher description
Soviet politics : an introduction by Richard Sakwa( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in Russian politics 6 by Stephen White( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking as its starting point the elections of 2000 and 2004, this edition brings together a tightly-edited set of specially-commissioned chapters by leading experts to provide a broad-ranging assessment of Russian politics under Putin
The crisis of Russian democracy : the dual state, factionalism, and the Medvedev succession by Richard Sakwa( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The view that Russia has taken a decisive shift towards authoritarianism may be premature, but there is no doubt that its democracy is in crisis. In this original and dynamic analysis of the fundamental processes shaping contemporary Russian politics, Richard Sakwa applies a new model based on the concept of Russia as a dual state. Russia's constitutional state is challenged by an administrative regime that subverts the rule of law and genuine electoral competitiveness. This has created a situation of permanent stalemate: the country is unable to move towards genuine pluralist democracy but, equally, its shift towards full-scale authoritarianism is inhibited. Sakwa argues that the dual state could be transcended either by strengthening the democratic state or by the consolidation of the arbitrary power of the administrative system. The future of the country remains open"--
Postcommunism by Richard Sakwa( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postcommunism has joined the list of terms like postmodernity and postcolonialism that defines the spirit of our age. Designed for undergraduate courses and an essential reference for those more familiar with the field, this authoritative text examines the validity and ramifications of the concept and places it in the broader context of global change."--Jacket
Communism in Russia : an interpretative essay by Richard Sakwa( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Revolution in October 1917, Soviet Russia tried to establish an alternative form of social organization based on the ideology of communism and the practices of Soviet democracy. This system inspired millions and achieved the industrialization of Russia, but ultimately it failed. The dissolution of the communist order by 1991 was accompanied by the disintegration of the country. Communism in Russia: a- provides a fresh, clear and concise view of the history of communism and Russia in the twentieth century, and the interaction of the two; b- offers an original analysis combining the history of an ideology and the fate of a nation; c- traces the connections and tensions between communist ideology and Russian realities, and explains the reasons for the collapse of the system; and d- incorporates the latest research and scholarship on the subject. -- Back cover
Developments in Russian politics 4( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developments in Russian Politics 7 brings together specially commissioned essays by leading experts to present a wide-ranging assessment of politics in contemporary Russia, including the election and inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as president and Vladimir Putin's appointment as prime minister in the spring of 2008. The contributors provide succinct overviews of Russia's executive leadership, parliamentary politics, elections, political parties, media and political communication, regional politics, economy, social policy, foreign policy, and defense and security. Clearly and accessibly written, Developments in Russian Politics remains the first-choice introduction to politics in the world's largest nation
Contextualizing secession : normative studies in comparative perspective by Bruno Coppieters( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the basis of ten case studies, this book provides a combination of research with fundamental questions about why states stay together, and above all why sometimes they fall apart
Putin redux : power and contradiction in contemporary Russia by Richard Sakwa( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book builds on the strengths of the previous volumes by the same author to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. However, this is not a new edition of the earlier books but is an entirely new work. The focus now is on the dilemmas of power since 2008. There is a brief biographical sketch of Vladimir Putin and much analysis of his ideas and policies, but the book now focuses on the systemic contradictions that have created a blockage on modernisation and a stalemate in politics, Putin's role as Prime Minister since 2008 and his political successes and failures, analysis of the implications of Putin's third term as President and the 2011-12 electoral cycle and the ensuing crisis which led to thousands protesting on the streets This work assesses the achievements and failing of Putin's rule, but above all tries to make sense of contemporary developments. This is the definitive account of Putin and is essential reading for all scholars and students of Russian politics"--
Soviet politics in perspective by Richard Sakwa( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly revised and updated, this text offers a comprehensive and accessible exploration of the Soviet system from its rise in 1919 to the 1991 collapse
Putin and the oligarch : the Khodorkovsky-Yukos affair by Richard Sakwa( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. In this book, the author examines the rise and fall of Yukos and considers the relationship between Putin's state and big business during Russia's traumatic shift from the Soviet planned economy to capitalism
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The rise and fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991
Alternative Names
Richard Sakwa historiador ruso

Richard Sakwa historien russe

Richard Sakwa Russian historian

Sakva, Richard.

Ричард Саква

Саква, Ричард


Putin : Russia's choiceThe rise and fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991Chechnya : from past to futureThe struggle for Russia : power and change in the democratic revolutionDevelopments in Russian politics 6The crisis of Russian democracy : the dual state, factionalism, and the Medvedev successionPostcommunismCommunism in Russia : an interpretative essay