Patronage and politics in the USSR by John P. Willerton

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  • Politics and government,
  • Political Patronage,
  • Case studies,
  • Executives

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StatementJohn P. Willerton
SeriesCambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies -- 82
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ISBN 100521121337
ISBN 109780521121330

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Book Description In Patronage and Politics in the USSR Professor John Willerton offers major insights into the patronage networks that have dominated elite mobility, regime formation, and governance in the Soviet Union during the past twenty-five cturer: Cambridge University Press.

Book Description. In Patronage and Politics in the USSR Professor John Willerton offers major insights into the patronage networks that have dominated elite mobility, regime formation, and governance in the Soviet Union during the past twenty-five by: Historians and political scientists have long been absorbed by these questions, yet none has systematically examined the crucial role played by patron-client relations.

In Patronage and Politics in the USSR Professor John Willerton offers major new insights into the patronage networks that have dominated elite mobility, regime formation and governance in the Soviet Union for the past twenty.

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Sociology - The Journal of the British Sociological Association, 27 (3). Full text not available from this : E Todeva. Abstract The concept of patronage politics is central to my treatment of two key problems concerning the Leningrad Affair: its origins and the regime's goals in carrying out the mass purges of Author: Benjamin Tromly.

One could think of other "Soviet" traits in the ANC's political behaviour today - its distaste for an independent media and judiciary, its idea that it Patronage and politics in the USSR book destined to rule until the end of time ("until Jesus comes back"), its intolerance of opposition, its instinctive attraction to centralization and its urge to control, its patronage system.

Abstract. Patronage relations were ubiquitous in the Soviet elite. The phenomenon is perhaps most familiar in the political sphere, where local and central leaders cultivated and promoted their own client networks (the often-criticised ‘family circles’ [ semeistva ]).

2 But it Patronage and politics in the USSR book not only rising politicians who needed by: 1. ‘Patronal Politics is one of the most important books ever written on post-Soviet politics. This is a path-breaking study of the impact of patronalism on relationships between formal and informal institutions and on the evolution of political by: Patronage and the Russian State GEOFFREY HOSKING THE building of a new Russian state in the last decade faces historians and political scientists with a serious challenge.

We have become used to characterizing the tsarist and Soviet systems as different variants of autocracy. Today Russia is no longer an autocracy, but it does not.

Roman patronage extended far beyond the lands the military was occupying on the edges of the empire. The idea was in every aspect of Roman society. Clientia and Patrons in Rome were as old as Rome itself. The earliest laws of the Roman Republic support this idea and caused it to seep into political.

This chapter is a study of cooption into, and promotions within, the top leadership of the USSR since the fall of N. Khrushchev. It has the particular purpose of clarifying the role and scope of political patronage as a way in which the leadership maintains by: 3.

Patronage and Power: Russia’s Dominant Party Regime. Following the election cycle of –, Russia prepares to enter a phase marked by a change of presidents but continuity in the model of Author: Thomas F.

Remington. Based on the first comprehensive study of life in the USSR since the Harvard Project some 33 years ago, Politics, Work, and Daily Life in the USSR is designed to illustrate how the Soviet social system really works and how the Soviet people cope with it.4/5(1).

by Chris B. The political theory of Bertrand de Jouvenel presented in On Power its Nature and the History of its Growth is one which provides an interpretation of human society, and the role of power, as following certain imperatives dependent on the relative position of the actors in question.

Jouvenel himself failed to see the full radical implications of his interpretation, yet he presents. A detailed analysis of Soviet historiography between and and the special tensions placed on the Soviet historian of that period.

Historiography in the USSR is charged to an unprecedented degree with the functions of socializing future generations, legitimizing political institutions, perpetuating established mores and mythology, and rationalizing official g: Patronage.

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Like New: A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear, Seller Rating: % positive. Political patronage is the means by which a person receives some kind of compensation in exchange for political support.

In practice, however, the concept becomes much more difficult to identify. Perhaps the largest use of patronage was in the struggle for power in Russia between and Joseph Stalin used patronage to appoint many Stalinist delegates to his Politburo and Sovnarkom in order to sway the votes in his favour.

Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another. In the history of art, arts patronage refers to the support that kings, popes, and the wealthy have provided to artists such as musicians, painters, and sculptors.

It can also refer to the right of bestowing offices or church benefices, the business given to a store by a. Soviet Economic Thought and Political Power in the USSR examines the evolution of economic theory in the Soviet Union from uniformity under Josef Stalin to diversity in the post-Stalin period.

The reasons for uniformity and diversity in Soviet economics are analyzed, along with the structure of this diversity, the paradoxes in its development Book Edition: 1. This paper explores energy policy in Belarus during the Presidency of Aleksander Lukashenka (–present), focusing on his adroit use of revenues produced by that sector of the economy to secure the loyalty of his political base and the country’s elites.

With a valuable energy infrastructure (pipelines and refineries) inherited from the Soviet period and subsidized commodity imports from Cited by: 4.

The "political response" that Sorauf writes of is, of course, voting - the politi-cal parties exchange jobs and favors in their quest for support at election time.

In political science studies of patronage the key terms are "bosses" and "politi-cal machines", or merit versus political appointments. Patronage from Missing: USSR. Read this book on Questia. It is fourteen years since I published Politics and Society in the books have grown out of it.

The present one deals principally with Soviet politics -- including the recent history of Russia and the fundamental ideas of Marxist-Leninist g: Patronage. The extent of a politician's real political power depends heavily on the breadth and depth of his or her informal power base (Dittmer, ).

While the practice of patronage politics permeates all layers of the Chinese system, our empirical investigation focuses on the Author: Junyan Jiang, Muyang Zhang.

In politics and government, a spoils system (also known as a patronage system) is a practice in which a political party, after winning an election, gives government civil service jobs to its supporters, friends, and relatives as a reward for working toward victory, and as an incentive to keep working for the party—as opposed to a merit system, where offices are awarded on the basis of some measure of merit.

Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history.

The essays bring together arguments regarding slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production (songs, poetry and instrumental music), sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near Eastern and. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Politics and the Theory of Language in the USSR – Edited by Craig Brandist, Katya ChownMissing: Patronage. In her book “How Russia Really Works” and its sequel “Can Russia Modernize?” political scientist Alena Ledeneva of University College London looks at the informal governing system Missing: Patronage.

The series includes work that progresses comparative analysis of post-Soviet politics, as well as case study research on political change in individual post-Soviet states. The series features original research monographs, thematically strong edited collections and specialized g: Patronage.

Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, (New York and London: Routledge Falmer, ). In this book, Kirschenbaum traces the institution of kindergarten in the Soviet Union, and uses early childhood education as a lens to understand the Bolshevik ideological g: Patronage.

The Soviet Union's Scientific Marvels Came From Prisons Faced with exile in Siberia, some of Russia's best scientists opted to do research for the government behind bars.

Marina Koren. The s saw the rise of global tensions due to cold war, and the world was cleft into two political, administrative and ideological halves — capitalism, espoused by the US, and communism, adopted by the Soviet Union, or USSR. This also gave rise to a third group of non-aligned countries.

The new politics during the s were largely Missing: Patronage. patronage 1. in politics a. the practice of making appointments to office, granting contracts, etc. the favours so distributed 2. Christianity the right to present a clergyman to a benefice Patronage in ancient Italy, a form of protection that in practice established the dependence of poor citizens and citizens with less than full rights upon wealthy.

From the ancient world onward, patronage of the arts was important in art history. It is known in greatest detail in reference to medieval and Renaissance Europe, though patronage can also be traced in feudal Japan, the traditional Southeast Asian kingdoms, and elsewhere—art patronage tended to arise wherever a royal or imperial system and an aristocracy dominated a society and controlled a.

1 Political Patronage and the State Economic Performance in Africa: Evidence from South Africa Mamogale, M.J. [email protected] (Abstract): Political patronage via state jobs is global phenomenon dispensed by governing political party or parties but this phenomenon in File Size: KB.

The practice or custom observed by a political official of filling government positions with qualified employees of his or her own choosing.

When the candidate of a political party wins an election, the newly elected official has the right to appoint a certain numbers of persons to jobs in the government. This is the essence of the patronage Missing: USSR. For textbooks about the history of the Soviet Union in general, I suggest The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Economy (Hanson), and Economic History of the USSR (Nove).

This book is divided into two sections. Section One is dedicated to the (in Marxist parlance) “base” of the USSR Missing: Patronage.Nikolay Bukharin, in full Nikolay Ivanovich Bukharin, (born Oct. 9 [Sept. 27, Old Style],Moscow—died MaMoscow), Bolshevik and Marxist theoretician and economist, who was a prominent leader of the Communist International (Comintern).

Having become a revolutionary while studying economics, Bukharin joined the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party in and Missing: Patronage.

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