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At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

  • Christer¬†Pursiainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 1-24
  3. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 25-46
  4. Markku Kivinen, Li Chunling
    Pages 47-113
  5. Christer Pursiainen, Minxin Pei
    Pages 114-180
  6. Sergei Medvedev, Linda Jakobson
    Pages 181-223
  7. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 224-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.


China communism democracy political science social change sociology sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Christer¬†Pursiainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea StatesSweden

About the editors

PROF. LI CHUNLING Professor of Sociology from the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China LINDA JAKOBSON Program Director of East Asian studies at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney, Australia PROF. MARKKU KIVINEN Director of the Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland PROF. SERGEI MEDVEDEV Professor and Associate Dean at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia PROF. MINXIN PEI Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and the Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College, California, USA

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