Putin Russia's Choice

ISBN-10: 0415407664
ISBN-13: 9780415407663
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Richard Sakwa
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

P Fully revised and updated, the new edition of this extremely well-received political biography of Vladimir Putin builds on the strengths of the first edition to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. /P P New to this edition: /P UL P LI analysis of Putin's second term as President /LI LI more biographical information in the light of recent research /LI LI detailed discussion of changes to the policy process and the elites around Putin /LI LI developments in state-society relations including the conflicts with oligarchs such as Khodorkovsky /LI LI review of changes affecting the party system and electoral legislation, including the development of federalism in Russia /LI LI details on economic performance under Putin, including more discussion of the energy sector and pipeline politics /LI LI Russias relationship with NATO after the big bang enlargement, EU-Russian relations afterenlargement, and Russias relations with other post-Soviet states. /LI P /P /UL P EM Putin /EM is essential reading for all students and scholars of Russian politics. /P

List of tables
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
The path to power
The unlikely making of a leader
Operation successor
Ideas and choices
Who is Mister Putin?
Normality, normalcy and normalisation
Russia at the turn of the millennium
Planning for the future
The 'state of the nation' speeches
Putin's path
Building the Putin bloc
Putin and the people
Leadership and style
National democracy and Russia's 'third way'
Parties, elections and the succession
Development of the party system
Elections and electoral legislation
Parliamentary realignment
Putin, parties and government
The Putin succession
Regime, state and society
State and regime
The 'liquidation of the oligarchs as a class'
Freedom of speech and the media
Judicial reform and human rights
Bureaucracy, incorporation and opposition
Bureaucracy and corruption
Civil society and para-constitutional representation
Regime and opposition
Putin's 'new federalism'
Segmented regionalism
Features of the 'new federalism'
State reconstitution and federalism
Reforging the nation
National images and state symbols
Social aspects of national identity
Chechnya: tombstone or crucible of Russian power?
Russian capitalism
Entering the market
Models of capitalism - state corporatism?
State, economy and society
Putin's new realism in foreign policy
Towards a new realism
Features of the new realism
The new realism in practice
Conclusion: the power of contradiction
Public politics
Beyond transition
The power of contradiction
Russia at the turn of the millennium
Notes
Select bibliography
Index

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