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Russian Labor, Class, and Conflict

Miners strike outside the White House in Moscow in 1998.

Miners strike outside the White House in Moscow in 1998.

Guest:

Steve Crowley is a Professor of Politics at Oberlin College where he researches transitions to democracy and capitalism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His current work focuses on how post-Communist unions face the challenges from past institutional and ideological legacies, current political conditions, and the constraints placed by the global economy. He’s co-editor with Teri Caraway and Maria Lorena Cook of Working Through the Past: Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Perspective published by Cornell University Press. His most recent article is “Russian Labor Protest in Challenging Economic Times” in the Russian Analytical Digest No. 182.

Music:

Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the U. S. A.,” Born in the U. S. A., 1984.

 

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