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Troubled Lands
The Legacy Of Soviet Environmental Destruction

ISBN 9780367214937
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

The dramatic revelations of environmental catastrophe in the Soviet Union made during the late 1980s and early 1990s were a driving force behind reform in, and later the demise of the communist party-state. But while the Union no longer exists, the independent republics confront the same dilemmas that plagued the Soviet state: Will the goal of econ

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Air -- The Water -- The Land -- Solid and Hazardous Waste -- Government Institutions and Environmental Policy -- The Environmental Movement and Environmental Politics -- The Environment and Economic Transition

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DJ Peterson is a Graduate Fellow at the RAND/UCLA Center for Soviet Studies in Santa Monica, California, and a PhD candidate in Political Science at UCLA. In 1989-1990, Mr. Peterson worked as a research analyst at Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany, where he specialized in Soviet domestic affairs.