Developments in Russian Politics 6

Developments in Russian Politics 6

Book Pages: 280 Illustrations: Published: July 2005

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European Studies, Politics > Political Science

Taking as its starting point the elections of 2000 and 2004, Developments in Russian Politics 6 brings together all new, specially commissioned essays by leading experts to provide a wide-ranging assessment of Russian politics under Vladimir Putin. The contributors provide succinct overviews of aspects of contemporary Russia’s political landscape, including presidential power, parliamentary politics, elections and voters, political parties, federalism, regional politics, the media, the economy, and social and foreign policy. Clearly and accessibly written, Developments in Russian Politics remains the first-choice text for students and anyone seeking a reliable and current introduction to the politics of the world’s largest state.

Contributors. Alfred B. Evans, Zvi Gitelman, Gordon Hahn, Margot Light, Michael McFaul, Sarah Oates, Thomas F. Remington, Peter Rutland, Richard Sakwa, Robert Sharlet, Darrell Slider, Judy Twigg, Stephen White, John P. Willerton

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“Overall, this is one of the best collections on the post-USSR period of Russia. It contains deep insight into the intricacies of Russian life. Skillfully and clearly written, this book is a worthy contribution to contemporary scholarship.” — Y. Polksy, Choice

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Stephen White is Professor of International Politics at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Russia’s New Politics: The Management of a Postcommunist Society. He is the chief editor of The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe.

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. He is the author of Putin: Russia’s Choice.

Table of Contents Back to Top
List of Maps, Tables, and Figures ix

Preface x

Notes on the Contributors xi

List of Abbreviations xv

Glossary xvi

1. Politics in Russia / Richard Sakwa 1

2. Putin and the Hegemonic Presidency / John P. Willerton 18

3. Parliamentary Politics in Russia / Thomas F. Remington 40

4. The Electoral System / Michael McFaud 61

5. The Political Parties / Stephen White 80

6. A Russian Civil Society? / Alfred B. Evans, Jr 96

7. Media and Political Communication / Sarah Oates 114

8. In Search of the Rule of Law / Robert Sharlet 130

9. Reforming the Federation / Gordon Han 148

10. Politics in the Regions / Darrell Slider 168

11. Putin’s Economic Record / Peter Rutland 186

12. Social Policy in Post-Soviet Russia / Judy Twigg 204

13. Foreign Policy / Margo Light 221

14. The Democratization of Russia in Comparative Perspective / Zvi Gitelman 241

Guide to Further Reading 257

References 263

Index 281
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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-3522-1 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-3510-8
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