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Capitalist Russia and the West

1st Edition

By Jeffrey Surovell


322 pages

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This title was first published in 2000: highly innovative work which challenges mainstream approaches to the study of Russian policy with its groundbreaking application of Marxism and dependency theories. Using class analysis, it examines, in a meticulously documented study, what is perhaps the most important issue in world politics today: Russia and the West. Unconventional yet powerful, it nevertheless comes up with highly persuasive conclusions. Whether one agrees with its challenging conclusions or not, they cannot be ignored.


’…groundbreaking in its detailed left perspective on Russian policy toward the West and it is a rare and welcome example of Marxist approach to international relations…presents a fascinating and powerful challenge to the mainstream approach toward Russian policy and it is an impressive contribution to the literature. This book it should be a required text for students of Russian policy and international relations.’ Boris Kagarlitsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: theoretical considerations; Capitalism and dependency in Post-Soviet Russia; 1992: the new regime; 1993: the deception begins in full swing; 1994: the Zapadniki retreat; 1995: Russia loses to the West; 1996: Yeltsin victorious; 1997: Russia accedes to NATO expansion; 1998: economic crisis and mounting anti-westernism; 1999-early 2000: Kosovo farce and political scandal; Conclusion; Index.

About the Author

Jeffrey Surovell, College of Aeronautics, New York, USA

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