Flawed Succession: Russia's Power Transfer Crises / Edition 1

Flawed Succession: Russia's Power Transfer Crises / Edition 1

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by Uri Ra'anan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739114034

ISBN-13: 9780739114032

Pub. Date: 12/13/2005

Publisher: Lexington Books

This authoritative study examines Russia's four key succession crises: after Stalin's death, throughout Khrushchev's primacy, during the implosion of the USSR, and with Putin's ascent to power. The distinguished authors argue that the common denominator has been the absence of a transparent, non-arbitrary, and lawful mechanism for the transfer of political

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This authoritative study examines Russia's four key succession crises: after Stalin's death, throughout Khrushchev's primacy, during the implosion of the USSR, and with Putin's ascent to power. The distinguished authors argue that the common denominator has been the absence of a transparent, non-arbitrary, and lawful mechanism for the transfer of political power. Consequently, contenders for leadership have engaged in vicious power struggles followed by pseudo-legitimation of the victor. As Moscow reemerges as a major international actor, its unpredictability domestically triggers after shocks well beyond Russia's borders. Drawing on newly available primary sources, this book provides essential insights for practitioners and students of policy alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739114032
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/13/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1 Abbreviations 2 Foreword 3 Preface 4 Acknowledgments 5 Part 1:Sic Transit: Stalin's Heirs 6 Part 2: Khrushchev: An Era of Coups 7 Part 3: One of a Kind: The Gorbachev to Yel'tsin Transition 8 Part 4: The 18th Brumaire of Vladimir Putin 9 Epilogue

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The author's add a trendous amount to our knowledge of Russian history and politics, specifically at times of change at the top.