The Resource The party nobility : cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991), Pierre-Louis Six

The party nobility : cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991), Pierre-Louis Six

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The party nobility : cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991)
Title
The party nobility
Title remainder
cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991)
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Pierre-Louis Six
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Language
eng
Summary
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) was founded after the Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943 with the mission of training a new generation of flag bearers of Communist ideals and Soviet State interests on the international scene, the so-called meždunarodniki. Often cited as the alma mater of most of the leading figures involved in the conduct of the Soviet diplomacy during Cold War, the MGIMO has received paradoxically little attention from scholars. Most researchers who have mentioned it present the Institute either as a crucible of social reproduction in the 1970s Soviet Union or as a subversive place, whose 'net thinking' paved the way to Gorbachev’s perestroika. For their part, numerous meždunarodniki describe the MGIMO as a Soviet Tsarskoye Selo or a Communist Lyceum: they surprisingly refer to their experience at the Institute in terms redolent of Russian imperial history, stressing the fact that they were much more than experts in foreign affairs and that they occupied a distinct place within the Soviet elite. Ranging from the end of World War II to the collapse of the USSR, this research aims at analyzing the making of a hybrid social category, what I describe as Party nobility in the Soviet Union, the identity of which shaped and was shaped by the Cold War. How did an institution and its alumni form a distinct social group that sat at the very core of the Cold War enterprise? How did MGIMO become the place where a specific praxis of foreign affairs was inculcated, based on the hybridisation of aristocratic manners and communist ethics during the Khrushchev and the Brezhnev era? Why was the loyalty of both the institution and the social group put into question during perestroika as early as 1985? These are some of the main questions this research will answer
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FIE
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Six, Pierre-Louis
Date time place
Defence date: 15 December 2017
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2017
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no index present
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ institut mezhdunarodnykh otnosheniĭ (Universitet) MID Rossii
  • Communism
  • Propaganda, Soviet
  • Cold War
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The party nobility : cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991), Pierre-Louis Six
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49328
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Examining Board: Professor Stephen Anthony Smith, Oxford University (Supervisor); Professor Michel Offerlé, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) (Co-supervisor); Professor Alexander Etkind, European University Institute (EUI); Professor David Priestland, Oxford University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-504)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
507 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021875517
Label
The party nobility : cold war and the shaping of an identity at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1943-1991), Pierre-Louis Six
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49328
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Stephen Anthony Smith, Oxford University (Supervisor); Professor Michel Offerlé, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm) (Co-supervisor); Professor Alexander Etkind, European University Institute (EUI); Professor David Priestland, Oxford University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-504)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
507 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1021875517

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