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Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation (Hardcover)

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How far is it possible to attribute change in contemporary Russia as due to cultural factors? How does the process of change in cultural institutions reflect the general development of Russia? Are there certain philosophical ideas that explain the Russian interpretation of a modern state? The expert international contributors to this book attempt to answer these questions and to elaborate on processes of Russian modernisation regarding a wide range of factors such as; the use of modern technology, elements of civil society, a reliable legal system, high levels of education, equality among citizens, freedom of speech, religion and trade. The main focus is on the Putin era but historical backgrounds are discussed to add context. Chapters cover a wide spectrum of research fields from philosophy and political ideas to gender issues, language, the education system, and the position of music as a constituent of modern identity. Throughout the book the chapters are written so as to introduce experts from other fields to new perspectives on Russian modernisation, and de-modernisation, processes.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Studies in Contemporary Russia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2016
TCIN: 51707077
UPC: 9781472472120
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-5894
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