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This book examines recent political and psychological changes in Russian society during Vladimir Putin’s third term. Instability in 2011–2012 and new domestic and international contexts make this a unique period in the post-Soviet political history of Russia. This volume focuses on popular perceptions of Russian politics during a new electoral cycle, in particular views of political power, institutions, and leaders. The contributors to this collection describe, and interpret recent political trends in Russian society by utilizing unique methodologies used for over twenty years, allowing results to be compared over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498514767
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/12/2017
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Elena Shestopal is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Psychology at Moscow State University.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Political Psychological Analysis of Russians’ Public Mentality: From Theory to Empirical Data
Chapter 1: The Key Role of Perception as a Mechanism of Mass Political Mentality, Elena Shestopal, Audrey Zverev, Natalia Bokova, and Natalia Smulkina
Chapter 2: Methodology of the Study of Various Political Objects, Elena Shestopal, Alena Zatonskih, Irina Moiseeva, and Ivan Palitai

Part 2: Images of Authorities in Russians’ Mentality
Chapter 3: Content of Authorities’ Images, Elena Shestopal, Maxim Zhestkov, Svetlana Akhmatnurova, Ignat Bogdan, Svyatoslav Davydov, Vladislav Markov, Ekaterina Muzyka, Svetlana Nesterova, Gadzhibala Ramaldanov, Natalia Smulkina, and Anastasia Trushcheva
Chapter 4: Psychological Structure of Authorities’ Images, Elena Shestopal, Ignat Bogdan, Natalia Bokova, and Olga Bukreeva
Chapter 5: Images of Authorities in Different Social Groups, Elena Shestopal, Ekaterina Muzyka, Anna Rogozar, Lira Gazizova, and Maria Suslina

Part 3: Images of Political Institutions
Chapter 6: Image of the Contemporary Russian State, Elena Shestopal and Philip Perzh
Chapter 7: Image of Russia’s Parliament, Elena Shestopal and Irina Moiseeva
Chapter 8: Images of Russia’s Political Parties, Elena Shestopal, Ivan Palitai, and Alena Zatonskih

Part 4: Images of Russian Leaders
Chapter 9: Certain Psychological Features of Perception of Russian Leaders, Elena Shestopal
Chapter 10: Presidents as Leaders, Elena Shestopal and Natalia Smulkina
Chapter 11: Images of Executive Branch Leaders, Elena Shestopal, Anastasia Trushcheva, and Vladislav Markov
Chapter 12: Leaders of Opposition: Images of A. Navalny, M. Prokhorov, M. Khodorkovsky, A. Kudrin, Elena Shestopal and Svyatoslav Davydov
Chapter 13: Regional Leaders: Governors, Elena Shestopal and Elena Yakovleva
Chapter 14: Political Leaders of Russia’s Parliament, Elena Shestopal and Irina Moiseeva

Postscript: 2014: The End of the Time of Troubles?, Elena Shestopal

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