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Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Stephen J. Collier


The Soviet Union created a unique form of urban modernity, developing institutions of social provisioning for hundreds of millions of people in small and medium-sized industrial cities spread across a vast territory. After the collapse of socialism, these institutions were profoundly shaken—casualties, in the eyes of many observers, of market-oriented reforms associated with neoliberalism and the Washington Consensus. This book examines reform in Russia beyond the Washington Consensus. It turns attention from the noisy battles over stabilization and privatization during the 1990s to subsequent ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, urban modernity, socialism, neoliberalism, political rationality, social welfare, redistribution, social modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691148304
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691148304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Collier, author
New School University