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Developments in Russian Politics 7

Developments in Russian Politics 7

by Stephen White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822344777

ISBN-13: 9780822344773

Pub. Date: 12/25/2009

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Developments in Russian Politics 7 brings together specially commissioned essays by leading experts to present a wide-ranging assessment of politics in contemporary Russia, including the election and inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as president and Vladimir Putin’s appointment as prime minister in the spring of 2008. The contributors provide succinct

Overview

Developments in Russian Politics 7 brings together specially commissioned essays by leading experts to present a wide-ranging assessment of politics in contemporary Russia, including the election and inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as president and Vladimir Putin’s appointment as prime minister in the spring of 2008. The contributors provide succinct overviews of Russia’s executive leadership, parliamentary politics, elections, political parties, media and political communication, regional politics, economy, social policy, foreign policy, and defense and security. Clearly and accessibly written, Developments in Russian Politics remains the first-choice introduction to politics in the world’s largest nation.

Contributors. Alfred B. Evans, Henry E. Hale, P. Hanson, Margot Light, N. Manning, J. Mathers, Michael McFaul, Sarah Oates, Thomas F. Remington, C. Ross, Richard Sakwa, Darrell Slider, G. Smith, Stephen White, John P. Willerton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822344773
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
12/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, Figures ix

Preface xi

Notes on the Contributors xiii

List of Abbreviations xviii

Glossary xix

1. Politics in Russia / Richard Sakwa 1

2. Semi-presidentialism and the Evolving Executive / John P. Willerton 20

3. Parliamentary Politics in Russia / Thomas F. Remington 43

4. Elections and Voters / Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss 62

5. Russia's Political Parties and their Substitutes / Henry E. Hale 81

6. Russian Society and the State / Alfred B. Evans Jr. 99

7. The Media and Political Communication / Sarah Oates and Gillian McCormack 118

8. Legal Reform and the Dilemma of Rule of Law / Gordon B. Smith 135

9. Reforming the Federation / Cameron Ross 152

10. Politics in the Regions / Darrell Slider 171

11. Managing the Economy / Philip Hanson 188

12. Social Policy / Nick Manning 206

13. Russian Foreign Policy / Margot Light 225

14. The Military, Security and Politics / Jennifer G. Mathers 245

15. Classifying Russia's Politics / Stephen White 263

Guide to Further Reading 283

References 290

Index 313

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