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Overview

A fifth edition of this book is now available.

Now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition, this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of contemporary Russia and the challenges facing Vladimir Putin and his successor, Dmitri Medvedev. Leading scholars offer a full-scale reassessment of Putin's leadership, exploring Russia's ongoing daunting domestic and international concerns. Evaluating the regime's continued efforts to rebuild a country once on the verge of collapse, they consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, and social issues, along with Putin himself, whose popularity has remained high despite his authoritarian approach.

The contributors conclude that Putin's influence will continue to be felt for years to come, not only because he remains powerful in his new post as prime minister, but because he laid the groundwork for dealing with the many problems still confronting Russia. Only by understanding these challenges—and Putin's previous efforts to deal with them—will it be possible to understand the rhetoric and actions of his successor. Clearly written and organized, this text is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.

Contributions by: Gregory Gleason, Timothy Heleniak, Kathryn Hendley, Dale R. Herspring, Maria Lipman, Michael McFaul, Nikolai Petrov, Thomas F. Remington, Peter Rutland, Richard Sakwa, Louise Shelley, Darrell Slider, Andrei P. Tsygankov, and Stephen K. Wegren.

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Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Whether this volume is commenting on the latest breaking news or on the origins of nagging unsolved problems, it has the analytical scope and intellectual rigor needed for those asking the questions: 'Who is Putin?' and 'Whereis Russia going?' A textbook on current political affairs can be a publisher's nightmare. However . . . [this book] has stood the test of quickly changing events....
— Peter Lavelle
The Royal Institute Of International Affairs
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Shed[s] valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance.....
CHOICE
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Readable and informative. Highly recommended.....
Slavonic and East European Review
An excellent collection of articles from specialist authors.
Slavonic & East European Review
An excellent collection of articles from specialist authors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742557857
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen K. Wegren is professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. Dale R. Herspring is professor of political science at Kansas State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Domestic Politics
Chapter 1: Political Leadership
Chapter 2: Parliament and the Dominant Party Regime
Chapter 3: The Regions under Putin and After
Chapter 4: The Law in Post-Putin Russia
Chapter 5: The Media and Political Developments
Part II: The Economy and Society
Chapter 6: Russia's Population Perils
Chapter 7: The Oligarchs and Economic Development
Chapter 8: Crime, Organized Crime, and Corruption
Chapter 9: Agriculture in the Late Putin Period and Beyond
Part III: Foreign Policy and the Military
Chapter 10: Russia's Foreign Policy
Chapter 11: Russia and Central Asia's Multivector Foreign Policies
Chapter 12: Putin, Medvedev, and the Russian Military
Conclusion: Whither Putinism?

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