Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Challenge of Revolution – Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Challenge of Revolution: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective

Vladimir Mau and Irina Starodubrovskaia


Russia's current travails should be construed as a revolution in progress. This book analyses the causes, processes, and consequences of Russia's post‐communist development, and argues that it exemplifies a general theory of revolution based on the concept of the ‘weak state’, sharing the same logic as the great revolutions of the past.

Keywords: Russia, theory of revolution, weak states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199241503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vladimir Mau, author
Author Webpage

Irina Starodubrovskaia, author