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Practicing Stalinism - a book by Getty, J. Arch

Practicing Stalinism

Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition

Practicing Stalinism( )
Author: Getty, J. Arch
ISBN:978-0-300-16929-4
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $85.00
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In old Russia, patron/client relations, "clan" politics, and a variety of other informal practices spanned the centuries. Government was understood to be patrimonial and personal rather than legal, and office holding was far less important than proximity to patrons. Working from heretofore unused documents from the Communist archives, J. Arch Getty shows how these political practices and traditions from old Russia have persisted throughout the twentieth-century Soviet Union...
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