At the Crossroads of Post-Communist Modernisation

Russia and China in Comparative Perspective

  • Christer Pursiainen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 1-24
  3. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 25-46
  4. Markku Kivinen, Li Chunling
    Pages 47-113
  5. Christer Pursiainen, Minxin Pei
    Pages 114-180
  6. Sergei Medvedev, Linda Jakobson
    Pages 181-223
  7. Christer Pursiainen
    Pages 224-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


This volume takes a comparative approach to understand general tendencies in post-Communist transition in Russia and China. Bringing together perspectives from Political Science, Sociology and IR, it analyses three arenas of social change: socio-economic systems, political systems, and foreign policies.


China communism democracy political science social change sociology sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Christer Pursiainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea StatesSweden

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