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"This is a lively, well-researched book with a forceful argument."—-James Gilbert, Journal of Economic History

"A comparative work such as this helps to undercut the historiography of ‘exceptionalism' that still plagues Russian studies."—-Louise McReynolds, American Historical Review

Chapter List

List of Illustrations Preface 1. Introduction: Form Hegemony to Pragmatic Pluralism Part I. Three Industrial Giants 2. Porkopolis 3. Russia's Calico Heart 4. Kitchen of the Country Part II. Tales of Success and Excess 5. Transit Tussles 6. Educating Moscow's Workers 7. Prosperity's Harbor Part III. Riots and Revolution 8. Charter Failure 9. The Worst-Housed City in Europe 10. Poverty and Riots Part IV. Conclusion 11. Successful Pragmatic Pluralists: The Practice of Politics without Hegemony 12. The Practice of Pragmatic Pluralism: The City, Transitional Capitalism, andthe Meaning of Moscow Bibliography Index

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