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"A good read..."--The Russian Review

"This book provides a convenient history of three major cities and their similar efforts to mediate differences while solving problems, despite the enormous gaps in their political systems."--Choice

Chapter List

1. Introduction: From 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, and the Meaning of Moscow

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