Putin's Russia

Putin's Russia

by Dale R. Herspring
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553927
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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