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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27156
Title:
A Century of State Murder?: Death and Policy in Twentieth Century Russia
Authors:
Haynes, Michael J.; Hasan, Rumy
Abstract:
Russia has one of the lowest rates of adult life expectancy in the world. Average life expectancy for a man in America is 74; in Russia, it is just 59. Birth rates and population levels have also plummeted. These excess levels of mortality affect all countries that formed the former Soviet bloc. Running into many millions, they raise obvious comparisons with the earlier period of forced transition under Stalin. This book seeks to put the recent history of the transition into a longer term perspective by identifying, explaining and comparing the pattern of change in Russia in the last century. It offers a sharp challenge to the conventional wisdom and benign interpretations offered in the west of what has happened since 1991. Through a careful survey of the available primary and secondary sources, Mike Haynes and Rumy Husan have produced the first and most complete and accurate account of Russian demographic crisis from the Revolution to the present. (Pluto Press)
Publisher:
London: Pluto Press
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27156
Additional Links:
http://www.plutobooks.com/cgi-local/nplutobrows.pl?chkisbn=9780745319308&main=&second=&third=&foo=../ssi/ssfooter.ssi
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
0745319300; 978-0745319308; 9780745319315
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Michael J.-
dc.contributor.authorHasan, Rumy-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:11:01Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:11:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.isbn0745319300-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0745319308-
dc.identifier.isbn9780745319315-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27156-
dc.description.abstractRussia has one of the lowest rates of adult life expectancy in the world. Average life expectancy for a man in America is 74; in Russia, it is just 59. Birth rates and population levels have also plummeted. These excess levels of mortality affect all countries that formed the former Soviet bloc. Running into many millions, they raise obvious comparisons with the earlier period of forced transition under Stalin. This book seeks to put the recent history of the transition into a longer term perspective by identifying, explaining and comparing the pattern of change in Russia in the last century. It offers a sharp challenge to the conventional wisdom and benign interpretations offered in the west of what has happened since 1991. Through a careful survey of the available primary and secondary sources, Mike Haynes and Rumy Husan have produced the first and most complete and accurate account of Russian demographic crisis from the Revolution to the present. (Pluto Press)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon: Pluto Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plutobooks.com/cgi-local/nplutobrows.pl?chkisbn=9780745319308&main=&second=&third=&foo=../ssi/ssfooter.ssien
dc.subjectFormer Soviet Unionen
dc.subjectSoviet Unionen
dc.subjectRussiaen
dc.subjectAdult life expectancyen
dc.subjectLife expectancyen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectMortality ratesen
dc.subjectHistorical demographyen
dc.subjectSocial historyen
dc.subjectSocial changeen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectTransitologyen
dc.titleA Century of State Murder?: Death and Policy in Twentieth Century Russiaen
dc.typeBooken
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