Russian Labor, Class, and Conflict

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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 β€œRussian 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.