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Dynamics Of Russian Politics, Volume 1
     

Dynamics Of Russian Politics, Volume 1

by Peter Reddaway
 

Who rules Russia? This question is generated by President Vladimir Putin's most ambitious reform program to date_his attempt since 2000 to reshape the Russian federation, centralize much of the power lost by the Kremlin to the eighty-nine regional governors during the 1990s, and strengthen his weak grip on Russia's institutions and political elite. In The Dynamics

Overview

Who rules Russia? This question is generated by President Vladimir Putin's most ambitious reform program to date_his attempt since 2000 to reshape the Russian federation, centralize much of the power lost by the Kremlin to the eighty-nine regional governors during the 1990s, and strengthen his weak grip on Russia's institutions and political elite. In The Dynamics of Russian Politics Russian and Western authors from the fields of political science, economics, ethnology, law, and journalism examine the reform's impact of key areas of Russian life, including big business, law enforcement, corruption, political party development, health care, local government, small business, and ethnic relations. Volume I presents the historical context and an overview of the reforms, then tracks how Putin's plans were implemented and resisted across each of the seven new federal okrugs, or megaregions, into which he divided Russia. In particular, the authors analyze the goals and contrasting political styles of his seven commissars and how their often-concealed struggles with the more independent and determined governors played out. Volume II examines the impact of these reforms on Russia's main political institutions; the increasingly assertive business community; and the defense, police, and security ministries. Together, the two volumes simultaneously reveal that Putin's successes have been much more limited and ambiguous than is widely believed in the West while offering detailed and nuanced answers to the difficult but crucial question: Who rules Russia?

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
An excellent edited volume reviewing the record of the federal okrugs decreed by Russian President Vladimir Putin....Taken as a whole, the volume provides a view of Russian politics at the nexus of center and periphery. Highly recommended.
Slavic Review
An interesting read. Provides a timely and thorough interim assessment of the federal reforms implemented by Putin during his first term in office.
Political Science Review
Reddaway and Orttung's edited volume (the first in a series of two) is extremely valuable for understanding Vladimir Putin's answer to the question of how Russia is best ruled. Reddaway and Orttung provide perceptive introductory chapters and a conclusion. Between these are the particularly valuabe individual chapters covering each of the seven 'federal okrugs' in some detail.
Choice
An excellent edited volume reviewing the record of the federal okrugs decreed by Russian President Vladimir Putin....Taken as a whole, the volume provides a view of Russian politics at the nexus of center and periphery. Highly recommended.
Edwin Bacon
Reddaway and Ottung's edited volume (the first in a series of two) is extremely valuable for understanding Vladimir Putin's answer to the question of how Russia is best ruled. It takes the form of a detailed study of Putin's federal reforms of 2000 and their aftermaths.
American Political Science Review
Reddaway and Orttung's edited volume (the first in a series of two) is extremely valuable for understanding Vladimir Putin's answer to the question of how Russia is best ruled. Reddaway and Orttung provide perceptive introductory chapters and a conclusion. Between these are the particularly valuabe individual chapters covering each of the seven 'federal okrugs' in some detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742526440
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Reddaway is professor of political science at The George Washington University. Robert W. Orttung is the head of regional studies at the EastWest Institute (New York).

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