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Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

by Marcel Van Herpen


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In this original analysis of contemporary Russia, the author shows how Putin's regime is a completely new, right-wing political model that combines features of Mussolini's Italy with the 19th Century Bonapartism of Napoleon III and 21st Century Populism of Berlusconi. An essential read.

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ISBN-13: 9781137282804
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/21/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MARCEL H. VAN HERPEN is Director of the Cicero Foundation, an independent pro-EU think tank based in Paris and Maastricht. He is a regular collaborator with the US think tank The National Interest. His research interests include defence and security in Central and Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments PART I: 'WEIMAR RUSSIA'? THE VALIDITY OF A HISTORICAL PARALLEL Russia And The Weimar Republic: Does A 'Weimar Parallel' Exist? The 'Weimar Parallel': Economic, Political, And Societal Aspects The 'Weimar Parallel' – Socio-Psychological Aspects Post-Imperial Pain And The Making Of A New National Myth PART II: THE SPECTER OF A FASCIST RUSSIA What Is Fascism? Defining Fascism: The Thin Method Defining Fascism: The Thick Method Putinism And Fascism: The Eleven Differences (Part I) Putinism And Fascism: The Eleven Differences (Part Ii) PART III: PUTINISM, BONAPARTISM, AND BERLUSCONISM Putinism And Bonapartism: The Ten Resemblances Putinism And Berlusconism Putinism: A Hybrid Mixture Of Mussolinian Fascism, Bonapartism, And Berlusconism

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