Understanding Russian Politics

Understanding Russian Politics

by Stephen White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521688612

ISBN-13: 9780521688611

Pub. Date: 03/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A fresh, authoritative interpretation of Russian politics by a leading authority, this textbook focuses on political developments in the world's largest country under Putin and Medvedev. Using Russian language sources, it covers economic, social and foreign policy, and the 'system' of politics that has developed in recent years. Opposing arguments are presented and…  See more details below

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A fresh, authoritative interpretation of Russian politics by a leading authority, this textbook focuses on political developments in the world's largest country under Putin and Medvedev. Using Russian language sources, it covers economic, social and foreign policy, and the 'system' of politics that has developed in recent years. Opposing arguments are presented and students are encouraged to reach their own judgements on key events and issues such as privatisation and corruption. This textbook tackles timely topics such as gender and inequality issues; organised religion; krizis; and Russia's place in the international community. It uses numerous examples to place this powerful and richly-endowed country in context, with a focus on the place of ordinary people which shows how policy is translated to Russians' everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521688611
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
482
Sales rank:
1,451,972
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. From communist to postcommunist rule; 2. Voters, parties and parliament; 3. Presidential government; 4. From plan to market; 5. A divided society; 6. Changing times, changing values; 7. Russia and the wider world; 8. What kind of system?

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