PART I. RUSSIA: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE.- Studying Russian Government and Politics.- The Roots: Russia and the Soviet Union.- The Soviet Transformation, 1985-1991.- PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTIONS.- The Executive Branch.- The Legislative Branch.- The Judicial Branch and Justice Administration.- PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR, PARTICIPATION, AND COMMUNICATION.- Political Parties.- Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.- Political Communications and Mobilization.- PART IV: RUSSIAN POLICIES.- Economic and Business Policies.- Social Policies: Health, Education, and Housing.- Foreign Policy.- Defense and Security Policies.- Summary and Conclusion.
Russian Government and Politics / Edition 2by Eric Shiraev
Pub. Date: 04/02/2013
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
A fully updated second edition of this innovative text that takes full account of the consequences of Putin's controversial return to the presidency in 2012. Clear factual coverage is enhanced by a range of learning aids that encourage students to develop critical thinking about key issues and theories.
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