Browse by Subject "Russia"
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Alliances as means for stability within the international system; a comparative analysis of Czech and Russian diplomatic efforts from the end of the first World War (2011-08-26)With the emergence of the nation-state as the paramount political unit within the international system, alliances have become a key mechanism for the preservation of peace and stability. International relations theorists, ...
Consumerism in urban Russia in the 1880s and 90s: Exploring conceptions of time, space, and modernity through bicycle and watch advertisements (2011-01-14)This paper discusses the urban consumer culture in Moscow and Petersburg during the 1880s and 1890s and uses the consumption of bicycles and watches as a lens through which to explore changing perceptions of time and space ...
(2010-05-14)This dissertation examines Russian discourses concerning colonization of Sakhalin Island from the 1850s, when explorers claimed the island as innately Russian land, to 1906, when Russia withdrew colonists after surrendering ...
(2010-05-19)The effects of higher education corruption on the production of human capital in Russia are examined. Other implications such as the spread of corruption to new generations are also included. This is done by means of an ...
(2011-08-25)How should we understand the economic relationship of the Soviet Union to the natural environment? This dissertation explores this broad question through a fine-grained study of the environmental history of one particular ...
(2011-05-25)At the dawn of the twentieth century, Imperial Russia was in the throes of immense social, political and cultural upheaval. The effects of rapid industrialization, rising capitalism and urbanization, as well as the trauma ...
(Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-09)Kanet examines Russia’s efforts to establish primacy over the “near abroad” countries of the former Soviet Union as an integral part of its economic, foreign, and security policies designed to reassert Russia’s great power ...
The river Neva and the imperial façade: Culture and environment in nineteenth century St. Petersburg Russia (2011-01-14)My dissertation seeks to understand how the Neva River, the most important artery connecting St. Petersburg to the rest of the Russian Empire and Europe to the west, affected the political and social life of the imperial ...
(2015-01-21)Abstract Russian hydrocarbon resources are a major source of energy for the European Union, natural gas in particular. Controlling energy flow gives Russia powerful leverage and Russia continues to use this to its ...