Elections And Political Order In Russia

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Elections and Political Order in Russia is a multidisciplinary analysis of the significance of Russia's first postcommunist multiparty election, held in December 1993. Written by leading international scholars, it answers such questions as: Why was the nationalist Zhirinovsky successful? Who are the leading figures in Russian politics? What will be the role of the new political institutions? Who actually holds power in Russia?
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Overview


Elections and Political Order in Russia is a multidisciplinary analysis of the significance of Russia's first postcommunist multiparty election, held in December 1993. Written by leading international scholars, it answers such questions as: Why was the nationalist Zhirinovsky successful? Who are the leading figures in Russian politics? What will be the role of the new political institutions? Who actually holds power in Russia?
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Elections in Russian and Early Soviet History 15
3 Reforming the Soviet Electoral System 36
4 Overview of the Campaign 63
5 Media Coverage in the Elections 97
6 Parties and Voters in the Elections 124
7 Stabilization or Stagnation? A Regional Perspective 143
8 The Development of the Russian Party System: Did the Elections Change Anything? 169
9 The Presidency and Political Leadership in Post-Communist Russia 202
10 The Legacy of Leninist Enforced De-participation 226
11 Conclusion 246
Appendix: Electoral Associations and their Programmes 260
Index 282
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