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Bargaining power over remittances between family members decides intra-household resource allocation, 18 where gender plays a critical role. Lopez-Ekra et al. 19 note that a woman’s position, education, age, and family background work as influential factors in deciding whether the money will be sent to

In: Central Asian Affairs
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Book Reviews / Th e Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 38 (2011) 73–94 75 Edward Morgan-Jones, Constitutional Bargaining in Russia, 1990-93. Institutions and Uncertainty (London and New York: Routledge, 2010). xi + 191 pp., $150.00 (hb), ISBN 978-0-415- 49991-0. Th e focus of this book is the course

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

Kandiyoti’s original work on patriarchal bargains in terms of women’s lifecycles in patrilocal patriarchal families and women’s gaining power over time with age and through their male children. We followed Kandiyoti’s idea that “patriarchal bargains are not timeless or immutable entities but are susceptible

In: Central Asian Affairs

' s U n i v e r s i t y Christer Jonsson. Soviet Bargaining Behavior: The Nuclear Test Ban Case. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979. viii, 266 pp. $13.50. F o r a v a r i e t y o f r e a s o n s - l a c k o f d a t a a n d l a c k o f e n e r g y b e i n g p r i m e a m o n g t h e m - t h e s

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

, each family became a model of the state. 52 Entitlement, no less than obedience, became embedded in social convention, stretching patriarchal principles from the Moscow kremlin to individual hearths. As peasant proverbs frequently allowed, women within the patriarchal bargain bore a difficult burden

In: Russian History
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-dominated society, and cases of sexual slavery and instrumentalization of pregnancy demonstrate the subjugation of women to various patriarchal bargains ( Kandiyoti 1988 ). Indeed, women had some power, but it was limited; in both private and public life, they could “bargain” with their bodies, namely, decide to

In: Southeastern Europe

, coveted positions, ranks, and privileges. 3 Their advancement demanded perseverance, bargaining skills, and ruthless elimination of competitors. Purges and forced retirement were useful power tools of social mobility on the path to the prize. This article addresses some aspects of the process and methods

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies
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Belarus’s dairy exports, allegedly for ‘health reasons’ (Mazol 2018). Conversely, given the size imbalance between the two countries, a trade incentive also looms large for Belarus. Since the fall of the USSR Russia has sold oil and gas to Belarus at bargain-basement prices, as noted in the previous

In: Journal of Belarusian Studies
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Not only in Soviet patriotic historiography the conduct of war and the foreign policy of Alexander i were regarded as heroic only from the battle of Borodino onward. The earlier years of the Napoleonic Era and the retreat of Russian armies during the summer of 1812 appeared in a negative light. Revisionist research in Russia and abroad offers another interpretation. When the French army in 1807 after some victorious battles reached the Russian border Alexander maintained a much better bargaining position in talks with Napoleon than disappointed critics among the Russian elite recognized. The emperor of the French was not prepared to continue the war on Russian soil and did not make territorial demands on Russia. Napoleon wanted not only an armistice and peace, but also an alliance with Russia against Britain. Thus Alexander, using the power of the weak opponent, succeeded in winning time. Russia was able not only to maintain her strategic goals against the Ottoman Empire in the Rumanian principalities and in the Black Sea, but also to defend the political existence of Prussia as a possible Russian ally in a future coalition with Austria against Napoleon, which meant a sacrifice of Polish interests by Russia.

In: Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography
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decision-making and crisis bargaining. Building on earlier cognitive studies showing that leaders process new information about the international system according to pre-existing schema derived from history and experience, Goldgeier points out that the formative experiences of most Soviet leaders (and

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies