Putin's Russia / Edition 3

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text provides the most current and authoritative assessment of Russia available. Distinguished scholars offer a full-scale assessment of Putin's leadership, exploring the daunting domestic and international problems facing Russia today. Evaluating the regime's continued efforts to rebuild a country in shambles, the contributors consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, and social issues. In addition to updated core chapters, the book includes new essays on Putin's leadership, law, foreign policy, and the decline of democracy. The book concludes that Putin will continue to address his country's problems in an incremental and centralized manner as he moves toward his goal of restoring Russia to the status of a world power. Accessible and clearly organized, this text is required reading for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.
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Editorial Reviews

The Royal Institute Of International Affairs
Herspring has shed valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance.
Whether this volume is commenting on the latest breaking news or on the origins of nagging unsolved problems, it has the analytical scope and intellectual rigor needed for those asking the questions: 'Who is Putin?' and 'Where is Russia going?' A textbook on current political affairs can be a publisher's nightmare. However....Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain has stood the test of quickly changing events.
— Peter Lavelle
Readable and informative. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742553934
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale R. Herspring is University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition     vii
Introduction   Dale R. Herspring     1
Domestic Politics
Putin's Leadership   Richard Sakwa     13
Putin and the Attenuation of Russian Democracy   Timothy J. Colton     37
Putin, the Parliament, and the Party System   Thomas F. Remington     53
Putin and the Regions   Nikolai Petrov   Darrell Slider     75
Putin and the Law   Kathryn Hendley     99
The Economy
Putin and the Economy   James R. Millar     127
Putin and Agriculture   Stephen K. Wegren     147
Military and Security
Putin and Military Reform   Dale R. Herspring     173
Putin and Foreign Policy   Andrei P. Tsygankov     195
Conclusion   Dale R. Herspring     219
Suggested Readings     225
Index     229
About the Contributors     233
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