This text sets Russia's current economic transformation in the context of economic and political change, and provides an overview of issues central to the economic reform debate in Russia. It also highlights the human dimension of large-scale economic change through case studies and interviews.
This collection fills the need for a resource that adequately conceptualizes the place of non-European histories in the larger narrative of world history. These essays were selected with special emphasis on their comparative outlook. The chapters range from the British Empire (India, Egypt, Palestine) to Indonesia, French colonialism (Brittany and Algeria), South Africa, Fiji, and Japanese imperialism. Within the chapters, key concepts such as gender, land and law, and regimes of knowledge are considered.