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Sakwa, Richard

Works: 79 works in 410 publications in 4 languages and 11,764 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Sources  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DK266, 947.084
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Sakwa
Russian politics and society by Richard Sakwa( Book )
59 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 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
Soviet politics in perspective by Richard Sakwa( )
14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,449 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
22 ideas to fix the world conversations with the world's foremost thinkers by Piotr Dutkiewicz( )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,280 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
Putin Russia's choice by Richard Sakwa( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first study of Putin and his politics, providing the biographical and political context needed to explain his astonishing rise from anonymous KGB apparatchik to leader of one of the world's most significant and fascinating countries
The struggle for Russia : power and change in the democratic revolution by R. I Khasbulatov( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man who has been one of the new Russia's most influential politicians presents his unique perspective on past and future in Russia politics, the events of August 1991 and his own part in resisting the attempted coup
Chechnya : from past to future by Richard Sakwa( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 635 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 rise and fall of the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 by Richard Sakwa( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 545 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
Contemporary Europe by Richard Sakwa( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and French and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated and expanded, this account of the distinctive structures of European life analyses social, political, economic and cultural dimensions. Balance is struck between coverage of East and West Europe, with convergence and divergence featuring as important themes
Gorbachev and his reforms, 1985-1990 by Richard Sakwa( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soviet communists in power : a study of Moscow during the civil war, 1918-21 by Richard Sakwa( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contextualizing secession : normative studies in comparative perspective ( Book )
16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 329 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
Soviet politics : an introduction by Richard Sakwa( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Undetermined and held by 316 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"--
Developments in Russian politics 6 by Stephen White( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taking as its starting point the elections of 2000 and 2004, Developments in Russian Politics 6 brings together all new, specially commissioned essays by leading experts to provide a wide-ranging assessment of Russian politics under Vladimir Putin. The contributors provide succinct overviews of aspects of contemporary Russia's political landscape, including presidential power, parliamentary politics, elections and voters, political parties, federalism, regional politics, the media, the economy, and social and foreign policy. Clearly and accessibly written, Developments in Russian Politics remains the first-choice text for students and anyone seeking a reliable and current introduction to the politics of the world's largest state
Communism in Russia : an interpretative essay by Richard Sakwa( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 252 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
Postcommunism by Richard Sakwa( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 252 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
Putin and the oligarch : the Khodorkovsky-Yukos affair by Richard Sakwa( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 217 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. From being one of the world's richest and most powerful men, Khodorkovsky became Putin's prisoner. After two controversial trials, attracting widespread international condemnation, Khodorkovsky was sentenced to fourteen years in jail. In this book, Richard Sakwa 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, as well as Ru
The experience of democratization in Eastern Europe : selected papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995 by World Congress for Central and East European Studies( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Post-communist developments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union do not follow any predetermined pattern. The authors, all of whom are leading experts in their respective fields, analyse the diversity of the experience of democratisation in a number of different settings and contexts."--BOOK JACKET
Developments in Russian politics 7 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 195 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
The quality of freedom : Khodorkovsky, Putin, and the Yukos affair by Richard Sakwa( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A major new assessment of the key episodes in Russia's recent political and economic history that sheds important new light on the nature of power and freedom in Russia today
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Alternative Names
Sakva, Richard
Саква, Ричард
English (300)
Spanish (2)
Russian (2)
French (1)