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Developments in Russian Politics 8 / Edition 8

Developments in Russian Politics 8 / Edition 8

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In Developments in Russian Politics 8, leading experts provide a broad-ranging assessment of Putin's third term in power. All essays are either new or comprehensively rewritten for this volume, and  cover executive power, parliamentary politics, the electoral process, the rule of law, foreign policy, the economy, and the military. They also address matters concerning Russia's media and political communication in the digital age; society and social divisions; protest and challenge; and future trajectories for Russian politics. Developments in Russian Politics remains the first-choice introduction to the politics of the world’s largest nation.

Contributors. Vladimir Gel'man, Henry E. Hale, Philip Hanson, Kathryn Hendley, Margot Light, Jennifer Mathers, Ian McAllister, Sarah Oates, Thomas F. Remington, Graeme Robertson, Richard Sakwa, Darrell Slider, Svetlana Stephenson, Stephen White, John P. Willerton

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822358121
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, and also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow.

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, and an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London.

Henry E. Hale is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University.



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

Lists of Illustrative Material  ix
Preface  xi
Notes on Contributors  xiii
List of Abbreviations  xvii
Map of the Russian Federation under the 1993 Constitution  xviii
Glossary  xx
1. Politics in Russia / Richard Sakwa  1
2. The Hegemonic Executive / John P. Willerton  19
3. Parliamentary Politics in Russia / Thomas F. Remington  42
4. The Electoral Process / Stephen White  60
5. Russia's Political Parties and Their Substitutes / Henry E. Hale  77
6. Voting Behaviour / Ian McAllister  97
7. Civil Society and Contentious Politics in Russia / Graeme B. Robertson  117
8. Russia's Media and Political Communication in the Digital Age / Sarah Oates  130
9. Assessing the Rule of Law in Russia / Kathryn Hendley  145
10. A Federal State? / Darrell Slider  157
11. Managing the Economy / Philip Hanson  173
12. Society and Social Divisions in Russia / Svetlana Stephenson  192
13. Foreign Policy / Margot Light  211
14. The Military, Security and Politics / Jennifer G. Mathers  231
15. Trajectories of Russian Politics: An Interpretation / Vladimir Gel'man  247
Guide to Further Reading  264
References  271
Index  297

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'Superbly researched and exceedingly well written... this is a very timely and useful collection suitable for beginners and advanced scholars... a must-have for all those interested in modern Russia; overall an excellent book.' - Diana Digol, Europe-Asia Studies

'Like its predecessors, provides a clear and up-to-date overview of the politics of Russia... This is a very fine collection... The chapters in this book manage to convey the complexity and uncertainty of the current situation in Russia, but in a reasonably illuminating way.' - Mike Bowker, Democratization

'Admirably accessible... a must-have for all those interested in contemporary Russia... Each of the book's...chapters provides a treasure trove of current data.' - John Murray, Political Studies

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