Politics in Russia

ISBN-10: 0205005799
ISBN-13: 9780205005796
Edition: 7th 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Politics in Russia is highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage, up-to-date scholarship, and comparative framework. This book is an authoritative overview of Russia's contemporary political system and its recent evolution. Area specialist  More...

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Book details

List price: $95.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Politics in Russia is highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage, up-to-date scholarship, and comparative framework. This book is an authoritative overview of Russia's contemporary political system and its recent evolution. Area specialist Thomas Remington focuses on four areas of change in this book#x13;state structure, regime change, economic transformation, and identity#x13;to offer a dynamic context for analyzing the post-Soviet era.

Preface
State and Regime in Russia
The Dual Executive
Current Policy Challenges
The Putin Factor
Four Domains of Change
State Structure: From Soviet Union to Russian Federation
Regime Change
Economic Transformation
The Question of Identity: Imperial Russia-USSR-Russian Federation
Choices and Changes in Russian Politics
Plan of the Book
The Soviet System and Its Demise
Historical Legacies
The Tsarist Regime
The Soviet Regime Before Gorbachev
Gorbachev Comes to Power
Political Institutions of the Transition Period: Demise of the USSR
Russia's Constitutional Order
The Russian Republic in the Transition Period
1990-1993: Deepening Constitutional Conflict
The 1993 Constitution and the Presidency
The Government
The Parliament
Executive-Legislative Relations
The Federal Dimension
Political Participation and Recruitment
Political Participation and Social Capital
The Importance of Social Capital
The Problem of �Dual Russia�
Participation and Recruitment under the Soviet Regime
Channels of Mass Participation
Participation and Recruitment in the Old Regime: Interlocking Directorates
Participation and Recruitment in the Old Regime: Conclusions
Surge and Ebb in Political Participation
The Mobilization of Discontent
Electoral Participation
Elite Adaptation and Replacement
Political Recruitment, Old and New
Political Culture and Public Opinion
The Concept of Political Culture
Russian Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Period
Soviet Political Socialization
Support for Democratic Values
Influences on Russian Political Culture in the Soviet Period
Generational Change
Political Socialization in Contemporary Russia
Cultural Diversity Within Russia
Interest Groups and Political Parties
Interest Articulation: Statism vs. Pluralism
Socialism and Bureaucratic Politics
Democrats, �Reds,� and �Browns�
Toward Pluralism
New Sectors of Interest
Interest Aggregation and the Party System: Return to a One-Party Regime?
Party Families
Parties and Elections
Party Strategies and the Social Bases of Party Support
The Future of the Party System
Between State and Market
The Dual Transition
Stabilization
Evaluating Stabilization
Privatization
Boom and Bust Cycles
Social Conditions
Politics and the Law
Democratization and the Rule of Law
Judicial Reform
Law Enforcement
The Judiciary
The Constitutional Court
Reforms in the Law Codes
Growing Salience of International Law
Obstacles to the Rule of Law
Bureaucratic Rule Making
Terrorism and National Security
Organized Crime and Corruption
Conclusion
Russia and the International Community
Energy as an Instrument of Power
The CIS and Its Progeny
The Russia-Belarus Union
The Eurasian Economic Community
The Collective Security Treaty Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Obstacles to Regional Hegemony
Russia and the International Community
Index

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