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The Resource Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis, Timothy J. Colton

Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis, Timothy J. Colton

Label
Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis
Title
Moscow
Title remainder
governing the socialist metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Colton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colton, Timothy J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JS6082
LC item number
.C65 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Russian Research Center studies
Series volume
88
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Municipal government
  • Urban policy
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Lokaal bestuur
  • Stedelijk beleid
  • Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Gemeindeverfassung
  • Kommunalpolitik
Label
Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis, Timothy J. Colton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [799]-908) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Frontier Town into Metropolis -- 2. Red Moscow -- 3. From Reurbanization to Hyperurbanization -- 4. Stalin's Moscow -- 5. The Limits of De-Stalinization -- 6. The Politics of Basic Needs and of Urban Amenity -- 7. The Mold Shattered -- 8. Toward a Post-Socialist Metropolis -- Appendix A The Population of Moscow -- Appendix B Composition and Administrative Structure of the Municipal and Communist Party Organs of Soviet Moscow -- Appendix C Careers of Municipal and Communist Party Officials in Soviet Moscow -- Appendix D Housing Construction and Supply in Soviet Moscow
Control code
32311195
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 939 pages
Isbn
9780674587410
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95014662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Moscow : governing the socialist metropolis, Timothy J. Colton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [799]-908) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Frontier Town into Metropolis -- 2. Red Moscow -- 3. From Reurbanization to Hyperurbanization -- 4. Stalin's Moscow -- 5. The Limits of De-Stalinization -- 6. The Politics of Basic Needs and of Urban Amenity -- 7. The Mold Shattered -- 8. Toward a Post-Socialist Metropolis -- Appendix A The Population of Moscow -- Appendix B Composition and Administrative Structure of the Municipal and Communist Party Organs of Soviet Moscow -- Appendix C Careers of Municipal and Communist Party Officials in Soviet Moscow -- Appendix D Housing Construction and Supply in Soviet Moscow
Control code
32311195
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 939 pages
Isbn
9780674587410
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95014662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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