Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization

Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization

by Zoltan Barany
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521801192

ISBN-13: 9780521801195

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What went wrong in Russia? A group of leading young scholars answer this question through a theoretically informed, in-depth analysis of the Yeltsin era. They challenge explanations that stress the constraints of history and concentrate instead on the importance of elite decisions and political institutions. The authors agree that elite inattention to institution

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What went wrong in Russia? A group of leading young scholars answer this question through a theoretically informed, in-depth analysis of the Yeltsin era. They challenge explanations that stress the constraints of history and concentrate instead on the importance of elite decisions and political institutions. The authors agree that elite inattention to institution building has been a central problem of Russia's postcommunist transition. The weakness of the state and its institutions has contributed to a number of serious problems threatening democratic consolidation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521801195
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Challenges of Russian Democratization1
1Russian Electoral Trends19
2Executive-Legislative Relations in Russia, 1991-199964
3The Russian Central State in Crisis: Center and Periphery in the Post-Soviet Era103
4Russian Economic Reform, 1991-1999135
5Politics and the Russian Armed Forces175
Conclusion: Democracy and Russian Politics215
Index253

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