Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

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by Marcel Van Herpen
     
 

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This book aims to provide an important insight into the essence of Putinism and the political system he has established in Russia over the past decade. Van Herpen compares in detail the many and often surprising parallels that exist between Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia and that of Weimar Germany and Mussolini's Italy indicating the presence of strong Fascist

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This book aims to provide an important insight into the essence of Putinism and the political system he has established in Russia over the past decade. Van Herpen compares in detail the many and often surprising parallels that exist between Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia and that of Weimar Germany and Mussolini's Italy indicating the presence of strong Fascist elements in the contemporary Russian Political system. However, this is tempered with elements of Bonapartism from Napoleon III's France and the populism of Italian politics under Berlusconi creating a hybrid system which has been termed 'Fascism-Lite' with a softer face than Mussolinian Fascism but still containing a hard core of ultra-nationalism, militarism and neo-imperialism. The author not only looks at Putin's regime in retrospect but also offers an insight into the future of the Russian political system as Russia's strong man begins his third term in office.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137282804
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Marcel H. Van Herpen is director of the Cicero Foundation, an independent pro-EU think tank based in Paris and Maastricht. He is a regular collabiorator with the US think tank The National Interest. His research interests include defence and security in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One hundred dollars for a book? I hate Putin too, but that is much too pricy.