Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain / Edition 2

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The second edition Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain is completely updated and expanded to provide the most current and complete review of Russia under President Vladimir Putin available. New chapters include analysis of Putin's government during both headline news events like the Kursk disaster as well as foundation issues such as health and agriculture. Previous chapters have been updated and expanded to include events through 2003. This well-written and clearly organized text is required reading for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.

Contributions by: Timothy J. Colton, Dale R. Herspring, Jacob W. Kipp, Boris Lanin, Masha Lipman, Michael McFaul, James R. Millar, Nikolai Petrov, David E. Powell, Thomas F. Remington, Peter Rutland, Darrell Slider, and Stephen K. Wegren.

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Editorial Reviews

Readable and informative. Highly recommended.
The Royal Institute Of International Affairs
Herspring has shed valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance.
Readable and informative. Highly recommended.
David Powell
A signal service. The contributors know the country exceedingly well and know how to write. The book is a must-read for anyone attempting to keep up with the extraordinary changes taking place in Russia today.
UPI - Peter Lavelle
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, coming out in its second edition Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain has stood the test of quickly changing events.
The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Herspring has shed valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742530041
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Part I: Politics
Chapter 1: Putin and Democratization
Chapter 2: Putin, the Duma, and Political Parties
Part II: State and Society
Chapter 3: Putin and the Media
Chapter 4: Putin and Culture
Chapter 5: Putin, Demography, Health, and the Environment
Part III: The Economy
Chapter 6: Putin and the Economy
Chapter 7: Putin and Agriculture
Chapter 8: Putin and the Oligarchs
Part IV: Military and Security
Chapter 9: Putin and Military Reform
Chapter 10: Putin and Russia's Wars in Chechnya
Part V: Regional and Foreign Policy
Chapter 11: Putin and the Regions
Chapter 12: Putin and Foreign Policy

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