Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics / Edition 1

Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics / Edition 1

by M. Steven Fish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521618967

ISBN-13: 9780521618960

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although Russia experienced dramatic political breakthroughs in the late 1980s and early 1990s after shedding the shackles of Soviet rule, it subsequently failed to continue progressing toward democracy. M. Steven Fish offers an explanation for the direction of regime change in post-Soviet Russia, relying on cross-national comparative analysis as well as on

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Overview

Although Russia experienced dramatic political breakthroughs in the late 1980s and early 1990s after shedding the shackles of Soviet rule, it subsequently failed to continue progressing toward democracy. M. Steven Fish offers an explanation for the direction of regime change in post-Soviet Russia, relying on cross-national comparative analysis as well as on in-depth field research in Russia. Fish demonstrates that Russia's failure to democratize has three causes: too much economic reliance on oil, too little economic liberalization, and too weak a national legislature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521618960
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
569,924
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Some concepts and how they apply to Russia; 3. Symptoms of the failure of democracy; 4. The Russian condition in global perspective; 5. The structural problem: grease and glitter; 6. The policy problem: economic statism; 7. The institutional problem: superpresidentialism; 8. Can democracy get back on track?

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