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Author Bradley, Joseph

Title Voluntary associations in Tsarist Russia : science, patriotism, and civil society / Joseph Bradley

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
 RWU Main Library  HS71.R8 B73 2009    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HS71.R8 B73 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-352) and index
Contents Russian associations -- European societies and the state : Russia in comparative perspective -- The application of science : the Free Economic Society and the Moscow Agricultural Society -- The quest for national identity : the Russian Geographical Society -- Patriotism and useful knowledge : the Society of Friends of Natural History -- Government and the public trust : the Russian Technical Society and education for industry -- Advocacy in the public sphere : scientific congresses -- An unstable partnership
Note This text investigates the role of learned, mostly scientific societies in building civil society in imperial Russia. It challenges the idea that Russia did not have the building blocks of a democratic society
LC subject Associations, institutions, etc. -- Russia -- History
Civil society -- Russia -- History
ISBN 9780674032798 (alk. paper)
0674032799 (alk. paper)