Russian Government and Politics

ISBN-10: 1137269588
ISBN-13: 9781137269584
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Eric Shiraev
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

List of Illustrative Material
Preface
Acknowledgments
Russia: Continuity and Change
Studying Russian Government and Politics
Why we study Russia
How we study Russia
Views of Russia and its politics
Critical thinking about Russia
Conclusion
The Roots: The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
Early Russian states
Russia as an empire
The revolutions
The development of the Soviet state
The Soviet Union during the Cold War
Critical thinking about Russia's history
Conclusion
The Soviet Transformation, 1985-91
The beginning of the transformation
Perestroika and glasnost
Unintended consequences
Critical thinking about the Soviet transformation
Conclusion
Institutions and Elections
The Executive Branch
Key developments
The president of the Russian Federation
The Government (Cabinet of Ministers) of the Russian Federation
The subjects of the Russian Federation
The transformation of the executive branch
Critical thinking about the executive branch
Conclusion
The Legislative Branch
Key developments
The State Duma
The Federation Council
Critical thinking about the legislative branch
Conclusion
The Judicial Branch and Justice Administration
Key developments
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Arbitration Court
The Russian Criminal Code
The Prosecutor's Office
The Ministry of Justice
Law enforcement: The Ministry for Internal Affairs
Critical thinking about Russia's judicial branch and justice administration
Conclusion
Political Behavior, Participation, And Communication
Political Parties
Key developments
On Russian political terminology
Major political parties
Critical thinking about political parties
Conclusion
Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
Key developments
Parliamentary elections
Presidential elections
Critical thinking about elections in Russia
Conclusion
Political Communications and Mobilization
Key developments
The media today
Strategies of political communication and mobilization
Critical thinking about political communication and mobilization
Conclusion
Russian Policies
Economic and Business Policies
Key developments
Government regulation of the economy
Economic strategies
Critical thinking about Russia's economic policies
Conclusion
Social Policies: Health, Education, and Housing
Key developments
Government institutions
The National Priority Projects
Critical thinking about social policies
Conclusion
Foreign Policy
A brief review of history and institutions
Key developments
Foreign policy concepts
Regional policies
Critical thinking about foreign policy
Conclusion
Defense and Security Policies
Key developments
The commander in chief
The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation
Military policies
The Federal Security Service
The External intelligence Service
Counterterrorism policies
Critical thinking about defense and security policies
Conclusion
Summary and Conclusion
A brief review
The economy and economic policies
Social policies and dependency
Foreign policy and security
Government and participation
Forecasts
References
Index

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