© 2004

The Legacy of the Soviet Union

  • Wendy Slater
  • Andrew Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Soviet Union in Retrospect – Ten Years After 1991

  3. National Identity

  4. The Economy

  5. Politics, Law and Foreign Policy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 266-275

About this book


The Legacy of the Soviet Union offers a distillation by a group of eminent scholars of their experience of the post-Soviet years. Analysis of the post-Soviet landscape is accompanied by meditations on the impact of the post-Soviet transition on both policy-makers and academics. The book therefore examines both assumptions of 'transition' and reconsiders the experience of Soviet communism in the light of its demise.


communism liberty politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Wendy Slater
    • 1
  • Andrew Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity CollegeLondonUK

About the editors

W. E. BUTLER Professor of Comparative Law, University of London, UK BHAVNA DAVE Lecturer in Central Asian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK MARTIN DEWHIRST Glasgow University, UK PETER J. S. DUNCAN Senior Lecturer in Russian Politics and Society, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK SHEILA FITZPATRICK Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Russian History, University of Chicago, USA VLADIMIR GEL'MAN Lecturer in Russian Politics, European University of St Petersburg, Russia PHILIP HANSON Professor of the Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe, University of Birmingham (retired) ALENA LEDENEVA Reader in Russian Politics, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK DOV LYNCH Lecturer in War Studies, King's College, London, UK VERA TOLZ Professor of Contemporary Russian History, University of Salford, UK JANINE WEDEL Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA

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