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

Overview

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

Introduction: challenges of Russian democratization Robert G. Moser; 1. Russian electoral trends Michael McFaul; 2. Executive-legislative relations in Russia, 1991–9 Robert G. Moser; 3. The Russian Central State in crisis: center and periphery in the post-Soviet era Kathryn Stoner-Weiss; 4. Russian economic reform, 1991–9 Yoshiko M. Herrera; 5. Politics and the Russian Armed Forces Zoltan Barany; 6. Conclusion: democracy and Russian politics M. Steven Fish; Notes.

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