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Developments in Russian Politics 7

Developments in Russian Politics 7

by Stephen White


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900822344772
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 12/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen White is Professor of International Politics at the University of Glasgow and Senior Research Associate at the University’s School of Central and Eastern European Studies. He is the author of Russia’s New Politics: The Management of a Postcommunist Society and the chief editor of The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

Henry Hale is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is the author of Why Not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism, and the State.

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. He is the author of Putin: Russia’s Choice.



Date of Birth:

August 20, 1951

Place of Birth:

Long Island, New York


B.A., UC Berkeley, 1972; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1975; Ph.D., 1979

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables, Figures ix

Preface xi

Notes on the Contributors xiii

List of Abbreviations xviii

Glossary xix

1. Politics in Russia / Richard Sakwa 1

2. Semi-presidentialism and the Evolving Executive / John P. Willerton 20

3. Parliamentary Politics in Russia / Thomas F. Remington 43

4. Elections and Voters / Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss 62

5. Russia's Political Parties and their Substitutes / Henry E. Hale 81

6. Russian Society and the State / Alfred B. Evans Jr. 99

7. The Media and Political Communication / Sarah Oates and Gillian McCormack 118

8. Legal Reform and the Dilemma of Rule of Law / Gordon B. Smith 135

9. Reforming the Federation / Cameron Ross 152

10. Politics in the Regions / Darrell Slider 171

11. Managing the Economy / Philip Hanson 188

12. Social Policy / Nick Manning 206

13. Russian Foreign Policy / Margot Light 225

14. The Military, Security and Politics / Jennifer G. Mathers 245

15. Classifying Russia's Politics / Stephen White 263

Guide to Further Reading 283

References 290

Index 313

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