Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective

Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective

by Henry E. Hale


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107073517
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2014
Series: Problems of International Politics Series
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Henry E. Hale is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington DC. His previous work has won two awards from the American Political Science Association, the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award for Why Not Parties in Russia (Cambridge, 2006) and the Alexander L. George Article Award for �ivided We Stand' (World Politics, 2005). His other publications include Foundations of Ethnic Politics (Cambridge, 2008), two edited volumes, and numerous articles in leading, peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, and Post-Soviet Affairs. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research. In 2009�2, he served as director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He currently serves as editorial board chair of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Patronal politics and the great power of expectations; 3. A patronal-politics reinterpretation of Eurasian history; 4. Constitutions, elections, and regime dynamics; 5. The emergence of networks and constitutions; 6. The building of Eurasia's great power pyramids; 7. Revolutions and other presidential ousters; 8. Non-revolution in post-Soviet presidential systems; 9. After revolution; 10. Patronal parliamentarism; 11. Explaining post-Soviet regime dynamics; 12. Patronal politics in global comparative perspective.

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