Now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition, this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges confronting Putin as he resumes the presidency. Leading scholars assess Medvedev’s term in office and explore the daunting domestic and international problems facing Russia today. Evaluating the regime’s continued efforts to rebuild a country once on the verge of collapse, they consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues.
Putin had his own approach for dealing with myriad problems facing Russia, emphasizing recentralization of power and a strong state. His influence remained potent during the Medvedev presidency, but he returns to power amidst unresolved policy issues both domestic and international. Domestically, genuine civil society and grassroots democratic opposition may be emerging. Only by understanding these challengesand previous efforts to deal with themwill it be possible to understand the trajectory for Russia. Clearly written and organized, this text is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.
Contributions by: Alfred B. Evans Jr., Gregory Gleason, Timothy Heleniak, Kathryn Hendley, Dale R. Herspring, Maria Lipman, Jeffrey Mankoff, Nikolai Petrov, Thomas F. Remington, Richard Sakwa, Louise Shelley, Darrell Slider, Pekka Sutela, Andrei P. Tsygankov, and Stephen K. Wegren.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.03(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.99(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Stephen K. Wegren is professor of political science at Southern Methodist University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Domestic Politics
Chapter 1: Political Leadership
Chapter 2: Parliament and the Dominant Party Regime
Thomas F. Remington
Chapter 3: Regional Politics
Nikolai Petrov and Darrell Slider
Chapter 4: The Role of Law
Chapter 5: Civil Society and Protest
Alfred B. Evans Jr.
Chapter 6: The Media and Political Developments
Part II: The Economy and Society
Chapter 7: Population Trends
Chapter 8: Economic Policy
Chapter 9: Crime, Organized Crime, and Corruption
Chapter 10: Agriculture
Stephen K. Wegren
Part III: Foreign Policy and the Military
Chapter 11: Foreign Policy
Andrei P. Tsygankov
Chapter 12: Relations with Central Asia
Chapter 13: Relations with the European Union
Chapter 14: Is Military Reform Over?
Dale R. Herspring