Contemporary Russian Politics: A Reader / Edition 1

Contemporary Russian Politics: A Reader / Edition 1

by Archie Brown
     
 

A unique Reader that brings together outstanding published works on Russian politics, this important book includes fourteen new, updated articles specially written for this collection. It analyzes major recent developments, including the Duma election of 1999, the Presidential election of 2000, and the institutional changes launched by President Putin. It covers

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A unique Reader that brings together outstanding published works on Russian politics, this important book includes fourteen new, updated articles specially written for this collection. It analyzes major recent developments, including the Duma election of 1999, the Presidential election of 2000, and the institutional changes launched by President Putin. It covers institutional design, elections, parties, federalism, regional politics, presidency and legislature, economic reform and economic interests, foreign policy, public opinion, the mass media, and prospects for democracy. Including many specially commissioned contributions from more than forty of the world's leading specialists on Russian politics—a third of them Russians—makes this the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to political institutions and processes in Putin's Russia. Remaining accessible to a wide readership, it also breaks new ground on Russian politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198299998
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/26/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Institutional Design
Introduction, Archie Brown
1. The Tactical Origins of Russia's New Political Institutions, Igor Klyamkin and Lilia Shevtsova
2. Re-examining Russia: Institutions and Incentives, Peter Ordershook
3. Democracy and Institutional Design in Russia, Eugene Huskey
4. Institutional design, Uncertainty, and Path Dependency during Transitions: Cases for Russia, Michael McFaul
The Presidency and Political Leadership
Introduction, Archie Brown
5. Sifting Through the Rubble of the Yeltsin Years, John B. Dunlop
6. Boris Yeltsin as Patriarch, George Breslauer
7. Overcoming the Yeltsin Legacy: Vladimir Putin and Russian Institutional Reform, Eugene Huskey
The Legislature and the Law
8. Legislative Politics in Russia, Paul Chaisty
9. Parliament and the Presidency, Eugene Huskey
10. Rewriting the Rules of the Game in Russia, Kathryn Hendley
11. The Russian Mafia: Between Hype and Reality, Peter Rutland and Natasha Kogan
Elections and the Electoral System
Introduction, Archie Brown
12. The 1999 and 2000 Elections in Russia: Continuity and Change?, Yitzak Brudny
13. The Iceberg of Russian Political Finance, Vladimir Gelman
14. The Impact of Parliamentary Electoral Systems in Russia, Robert G. Moser
Problems of Party Formation and Consolidation
15. The Emerging Structure of Partisan Divisions in Russian Politics, Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans
16. National Parties in Russia's Regions, Darrell Slider
17. How Floating Parties Frustrate Democratic Accountability: A Supply-Side View of Russia's Elections, Richard Rose
Economic Reform: Politics, Interests, and Social Consequences
Introduction, Archie Brown
18. Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform in Postcommunist Transitions, Joel Hellman
19. The Oligarchical Model, Sergey Peregudov
20. Russia's Phoney Capitalism, Grigory Yavlinsky
21. The Russian F-Connection: Finance, Firms, Friends, Families, and Favorites, Natalia Dinello
22. Economic Interests and Political Power in Post-Soviet Russia, Nodari Simonia
Public Opinion, Political Beliefs, and the Mass Media
23. Living in an Antimodern Society, Richard Rose
24. Modernization as a Value of the Russian Elite, Oksana Gaman-Golutvina
25. Chelovek Lukavyy: Dvoemyslie Po-rossiyski [The Cunning Person: Doublethink Russian Style], Yury Lavada
26. Political Bias and Self-Censorship in the Russian Media, Laura Belin
Russian Statehood and the National Question
Introduction, Archie Brown
27. State Building and the State Breakdown in Russia, Gail Lapidus
28. Forging the Nation, Vera Tolz
29. Russia's Identity Crisis, Ronald Suny
Federalism, Regionalism, and Local Government
Introduction, Archie Brown
30. What is the New Russian Federalsim?, Jeff Kahn
31. The Political Economy of Russian Federalism: A Framework for Analysis, Steven Solnick
32. Political Power and Political Stability in the Russian Regions, Natalya Lapina and Alla Chirikova
33. Local Government and Ethnic and Social Activism in Russia, Tomila Lankina
Russia and the World
Introduction, Archie Brown
34. Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy, Margot Light
35. Inside Moscow's Kosovo Muddle, Oleg Levitin
36. Who's Minding the State? The Failure of Russian Security Police, Stephen J. Blank
The Russian Transition in Comparative Perspective
Introduction, Archie Brown
37. Extracts from Debate between Valerie Bunce, Philippe Schmitter and Terry Karl
38. Russian Studies Without Russia, Stephen F. Cohen
39. Problems of the Russian Transition, Igor Klyamkin and Lilia Shevtsova
40. Regime Transition, Uncertainty and Prospects for Democratisation: The Politics of Russia's Regions in Comparative Perspective, Vladimir Gel'man
Assessing Russia's Democratization
Introduction, Archie Brown
41. The Ravages of 'Market Bolshevism', Dmitri Glinsky and Peter Reddaway
42. Russian Democracy: Progress and Problems, William Smirnov
43. Electoral Democracy or Electoral Clanism? Russian Democratization and Theories of Transition, Alexander Lukin
44. Is Russia Becoming a Democracy?, Archie Brown

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