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Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics

Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics

by M. Steven Fish


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521853613
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Pages: 313
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

M. Steven Fish is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2000� he was a Fulbright fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St Petersburg. He is the author of Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution (1995) and a co-author of Postcommunism and the Theory of Democracy (2001). He has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, East European Constitutional Review, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, the Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Slavic Review, World Politics and numerous edited volumes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Some concepts and how they apply to Russia; 3. Symptoms of the failure of democracy; 4. The Russian condition in global perspective; 5. The structural problem: grease and glitter; 6. The policy problem: economic statism; 7. The institutional problem: superpresidentialism; 8. Can democracy get back on track?

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