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Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia

State, Nation, Empire, 1st Edition

By Susanna Rabow-Edling

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138 pages

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Description

Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to compete with Western powers. Scholars have argued that this led to the emergence of an anti-Western, anti-modern ethnic nationalism. In this innovative book, Susanna Rabow-Edling shows that there was another solution to the conflicting agendas of modernization and cultural authenticity – a Russian liberal nationalism. This nationalism took various forms during the long nineteenth century, but aimed to promote reforms through a combination of liberalism, nationalism and imperialism.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1 The civic concept of the nation

2 Republican nationalism

3 Modernization and cultural authenticity

4 Early Russian liberalism and modernist nationalism

5 Liberal imperialism

Conclusion

Index

About the Author

Susanna Rabow-Edling is an associate professor of political science and a senior research fellow at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS031000
HISTORY / Revolutionary
HIS032000
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century