Politics in Russia

ISBN-10: 1608716503
ISBN-13: 9781608716500
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Joel Ostrow
List price: $60.00 Buy it from $38.50
eBook available
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Covering the major contours of any Russian politics course, and comprehensive enough to serve as a core text, this new reader includes sections from the Soviet political system and its collapse, to the debate about post-Communist transition and  More...

Used Starting from $38.50
eBooks Starting from $30.00
Rent
Buy
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Writing a Scientific Report Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Covering the major contours of any Russian politics course, and comprehensive enough to serve as a core text, this new reader includes sections from the Soviet political system and its collapse, to the debate about post-Communist transition and efforts toward political and economic reform. Ostrow’s choice of readings is guided by a central insight: To understand contemporary Russia, and to bring the study of Russian politics to life, students need to know that there are strongly competing interpretations of Russian politics past and present-and these interpretations are best represented by watershed examples of the voices in the debate.A former journalist who worked in Russia, Ostrow’s substantial headnotes blend needed background with insights from his experience, to create a nuanced treatment of Russian politics.

Preface
Acknowledgments
An Introduction to the Soviet Political System
"Introduction," from Soviet Politics, 1917-1991
"Terror as a System of Power"
"Soviet Stability and its Sources"
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
"What was Socialism and Why Did it Fall?"
"Glasnost Gutted the Party, Democratization Doomed the State: Political Liberalization and the Soviet Disintegration"
"Causes of the Collapse of the USSR"
Core Tasks for Postcommunist Russia
"Crucial Junctures and the Demise of Democracy in Russia"
"The Democratization of Russia in Comparative Perspective"
"Ten Myths About Russia: Understanding and Dealing with Russia's Complexity and Ambiguity"
The Economy: Market Capitalism or Institutionalized Corruption?
"A Normal Country: Russia after Communism"
"The Triumph of Bureaucratic Capitalism"
from "Comrade Criminal" and "The Criminal State"
The Executive and the Legislature
"Liberal Technocrats as an Adornment of the State"
"Inside the Putin Court: A Research Note"
"Majority Control and Executive Dominance: Parliament-President Relations in Putin's Russia"
Political Parties
"Party Politics in Russia: From Competition to Hierarchy"
"Political Opposition in Russia: A Dying Species?"
"Russia's Client Party System"
from "Symptoms of the Failure of Democracy in Russia"
Elections
from "Corrupting the Elections: Enter the Oligarchs" and �Abandoning Democracy: Anointing a Successor"
"Russian Elections: An Oxymoron of Democracy"
from "Symptoms of the Failure of Democracy in Russia"
Nationalism and Chechnya
"The Specter of Russian Nationalism"
"Chechnya: A Dirty War 1999-2002"
"[Conclusion]"
The Media
"Dictatorship Becomes the Only Game in Town"
from "Symptoms of the Failure of Democracy in Russia"
"Constrained or Irrelevant: The Media in Putin's Russia"
"Russia: Why Do Journalists Die?"
"Rebirth of Russian Nationalism"
"Remembering Paul Klebnikov: Journalism of Intimidation"
"All the News the Kremlin Thinks is Fit to Print"
About the Editor

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×