Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union

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In December 1991, the Soviet Union passed into history as a legal entity, breaking apart into 15 successor states. This clear and convincing book explains why. It emphasizes the critical role of Soviet ethno-federalism, as well as the normative claims and legitimizing myths of Soviet nationality policy. Institutional constraints and legitimizing myths, Walker argues, empowered the anti-union opposition even in republics where it had limited popular support. He also shows how they helped bring about an outcome_the full ...

Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union 2003, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742524538

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Dissolution: Sovereignty and the Breakup of the Soviet Union 2003, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780742524521

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