Paperback / softback
August 13, 2015
9780295995359
English
366
16 b&w photos
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.15 Pounds (US)
$30.00 USD, £22.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Hardback
August 14, 2015
9780295998039
English
366
16 b&w photos
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.52 Pounds (US)
$99.00 USD, £72.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Days of Defeat and Victory

By Yegor Gaidar
Foreword by Michael McFaul, Translated by Jane Ann Miller
Yegor Gaidar, the first post-Soviet prime minister of Russia and one of the principal architects of its historic transformation to a market economy, here presents his lively account of governing in the tumultuous early 1990s. Though still in his forties, Gaidar has already played a pivotal role in contemporary Russian political history, championing the cause of dramatic economic reform, aggressive privatization of state enterprises, and painful fiscal discipline in the face of widespread popular resistance.

Gaidar's youthfulness, energy, and daring are symbolic of a new phenomenon in Russian politics—the emergence of a younger generation of politicians with a distinctly technocratic bent, looking firmly to the United States and Europe for inspiration and sharing little of the old generation's nostalgia for Communist stability. It was largely the implementation of Gaidar's policies that drove the Russian parliament to rebel against Boris Yeltsin in 1993, leading to the bloody tank assault on the parliament itself. Though Yeltsin prevailed, it was clear that the political and social costs of "shock therapy" were too great for Russia's fragile democracy to bear, and Gaidar himself was ousted to appease the conservatives. His unfinished agenda was put on hold, though he later returned when Yeltsin needed to placate international financial forces.

Gaidar remains active in Russian politics, having formed his own political party, Russia's Democratic Choice. In this book, he brings his story through Yeltsin's cliffhanger re-election in 1996, and assesses the still-precarious state of the market reforms and democratic politics.

Reviews

"Those seeking a deeper understanding of the tumultuous economic and political changes that occurred in Russia during the 1990s will welcome this translation of Gaidar's lively and candid account of his role in Russia's painful and still incomplete transition to a market economy....Gaidar opens a window onto the formidable challenges of introducing democratic and economic change in his native land."—Publishers Weekly

Endorsements

"[This] is a must-read for all those who wish to understand what is happening in Russia today. But it is more than merely informative; it is a good read, a fast-paced narrative, at times exciting and at times deeply moving."—Jack F. Matlock, Jr., former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union

9780295995359 : days-of-defeat-and-victory-gaidar-miller-mcfaul
Paperback / softback
366 Pages
$30.00 USD
9780295998039 : days-of-defeat-and-victory-gaidar-miller-mcfaul
Hardback
366 Pages
$99.00 USD

Other Titles by Yegor Gaidar

State and Evolution

Yegor Gaidar, translated by Jane Ann Miller
Aug 2003 - University of Washington Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by Jane Ann Miller

State and Evolution

Yegor Gaidar, translated by Jane Ann Miller
Aug 2003 - University of Washington Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by Michael McFaul

Transitions to Democracy

edited by Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul
Apr 2013 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$69.00 USD - Hardback
$33.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$33.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from Jackson School Publications in International Studies

The New Woman in Uzbekistan

Marianne Kamp
Mar 2016 - University of Washington Press
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$99.00 USD - Hardback

Serbia Since 1989

edited by Sabrina P. Ramet
Jul 2015 - University of Washington Press
$99.00 USD - Hardback

The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India

Paul R. Brass
Jul 2015 - University of Washington Press
$38.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$99.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General

Oil, the State, and War

Emma Ashford
Jun 2022 - Georgetown University Press
$34.95 USD - Hardback

Republics of Myth

Hussein Banai, Malcolm Byrne, and John Tirman
Apr 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text

Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy

edited by Yufan Hao, C.X. George Wei, Lowell Dittmer, with contributions by Zhang Baijia, Yufan Hao, C.X. George Wei, Jianwei Wang, Lowell Dittmer, Jia Quingguo, Baohui Zhang, Xinning Song, Quansheng Zhao, Shi Yinhong, Du Youkang, Zhido...
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$36.95 USD - Electronic book text
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in European history

Defining Latvia

edited by Michael Loader, Siobhán Hearne, Matthew Kott
Jul 2022 - Central European University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback

Liberals, Conservatives, and Mavericks

edited by Zachary T. Irwin, Frank Cibulka
Jul 2022 - Central European University Press
$95.00 USD - Hardback

Women, Work, and Activism

edited by Eloisa Betti, Leda Papastefanaki, Marica Tolomelli, Susan Zimmermann
Jun 2022 - Central European University Press
$95.00 USD - Hardback