Winner of the 2009 “Social Thought” Award for publications in social science
Winner of the contest of the Association of Book Publishers of Russia “The Best Book of the Year 2009”
The book is dedicated to the emergence and development of big business in Russia during the period between 1993 and the first half of 2008. Institutional and reproductive factors of its formation and evolvement are analyzed. The book gives a short history of the most significant and well-known business players: integrated groups and companies. It also contains a detailed description of the formative stages of the Russian model of big business in 2000’s under the influence of two major factors: the widening interaction with world financial markets and the transformation of the economic role of the state.
The book analyzes the legal aspects of the interaction between the Russian empire and the states of Central Asia since the early 18th century to 1917. The author describes the main stages of Russian influence on the legal development of the Central Asian khanates, outlining the main directions of this influence. He focuses on the ways and methods of the Russian legal policy employed in the Central Asian khanates placed under the Russian protectorate. He also explores the problem of the Russian legal policy implemented in the Central Asian regions with special legal status as well as under conditions of martial law, revolutionary situation, etc. The research undertaken by the author allows understanding of the historical experience of the integration within the Eurasian space of which the next stage is being actively realized today as well as evaluating the efficiency, strengths and weaknesses of the legal means of this integration in the 18th through the early 20th centuries.
The book is designed for specialists in the fields of history of state and law, Russian history, Eastern studies, political science, as well as for undergraduate students majoring in the aforementioned specialties.
How did relations between South Africa and Russia develop in the second half of the 20th century? Why was the Soviet Union considered a key political actor in the southern region of the African continent? What was Russia's role in the changes that took place in South Africa at the end of the last century? How do Russian and South Africans see each other? The book attempts to answer these and other questions.
How Russia and South Africa — countries located in different hemispheres — came to know about each other? How information was accumulated? What ways these two countries had to follow? Which prejudices they had to go through? How the mutual views changed for more than three centuries? These and many other answers are found in the book by Apollon Davidson and Irina Filatova.
This book is addressed to the readers who are interested in the development of relations and understanding between different peoples and nations.