Putin's Russia / Edition 3

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Overview

Despite his "gradualist" approach, one of Putin's hallmarks has been change. Now thoroughly revised and updated, this essential text on contemporary Russia explores the seemingly small and unrelated reforms that have added up to a profound difference in the way the country is ruled. Since the publication of the second edition, we are now much better able to see the direction Putin is moving. Thus, the distinguished contributors offer a full-scale reassessment 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, they consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, and social issues, along with Putin himself, whose popularity has remained high despite his authoritarian approach. 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. Providing the most current and complete review of Russia available, this edition includes new chapters on leadership, law, foreign policy, and the decline of democracy. Looking ahead to Putin's legacy when he leaves office in 2008, the contributors argue that it is critical to chart where he has taken his country since 2000 if we hope to prepare for the post-Putin era. Well-written and clearly organized, this text is required reading for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.

Contributions by: Timothy J. Colton, Kathryn Hendley, Dale R. Herspring, James R. Millar, Nikolai Petrov, Thomas F. Remington, Richard Sakwa, Darrell Slider, Andrei P. Tsygankov, and Stephen K. Wegren.

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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.
UPI
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
Choice
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

Introduction
Part I: Domestic Politics
Chapter 1: Putin's Leadership
Chapter 2: Putin and the Attenuation of Russian Democracy
Chapter 3: Putin, Parliament, and the Party System
Chapter 4: Putin and the Regions
Chapter 5: Putin and the Law
Part II: The Economy
Chapter 6: Putin and the Economy
Chapter 7: Putin and Agriculture
Part III: Military and Security
Chapter 8: Putin and Military Reform
Chapter 9: Putin and Foreign Policy
Conclusion
Selected Readings
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