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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822335221
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • Publication date: 7/7/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1 Politics in Russia 1
2 Putin and hegemonic presidency 18
3 Parliamentary politics in Russia 40
4 The electoral system 61
5 The political parties 80
6 A Russian civil society? 96
7 Media and political communication 114
8 In search of the rule of law 130
9 Reforming the federation 148
10 Politics in the regions 168
11 Putin's economic record 186
12 Social policy in post-Soviet Russia 204
13 Foreign policy 221
14 The democratization of Russia in comparative perspective 241
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