The Russian People and Foreign Policy: Russian Elite and Mass Perspectives, 1993-2000 / Edition 1

The Russian People and Foreign Policy: Russian Elite and Mass Perspectives, 1993-2000 / Edition 1

by William Zimmerman
     
 

"A very significant contribution to the field of Russian studies. There is really nothing like it out there. The book also holds great interest for political scientists who do not work on Russia, as the findings relate to debates that grew out of studies of American public opinion. The author has a track record as a specialist on the communist world whose work has

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"A very significant contribution to the field of Russian studies. There is really nothing like it out there. The book also holds great interest for political scientists who do not work on Russia, as the findings relate to debates that grew out of studies of American public opinion. The author has a track record as a specialist on the communist world whose work has always tested hypotheses drawn from broader theoretical literatures. He has done it again. And done it very well."—George Breslauer, University of California, Berkeley

"First-rate. A brief description cannot do justice to the richness of the data and analyses in The Russian People and Foreign Policy. Moreover, Zimmerman knows the literature on U.S. public opinion and he succeeds admirably in making comparisons where it is appropriate to do so."—Ole R. Holsti, Duke University

"This is an important book for Russianists and those interested in the effects of democratic transition. It presents very rich and interesting data and a really important new source for understanding the changes in Russia through the 1990s. Given the central role of the debate over democracy assistance within the U.S. government and NGO circles, the arguments and evidence it offers will also have appeal to policymakers and others involved in fostering the Russian transition."—Regina Smyth, Pennsylvania State University

"This book is of such high quality that I would not be surprised if its publication will depress future scholarship on the subject for some time to come. The standard it sets is simply too high for others to match."—Micahel McFaul, Stanford University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691091686
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Elites, Attentive Publics, and Masses in Post-Soviet Russia 18

Chapter 2: Politics and Markets, with Judith Kullberg 43

Chapter 3: Elite-Mass Interactions, Knowledge, and Russian Foreign Policy 88

Chapter 4: Orientations to the International System and Electoral Behavior in Russia 123

Chapter 5: Elite Political-Economic Orientations and Foreign Policy 149

Chapter 6: NATO Expansion Past and Future: A Closer Look 187

Chapter 7: Conclusion 216

Selected Bibliography 227

Index 233

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