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Description: Politics Russiaprovides the most comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date introduction to all aspects of the political development of Russia in the post-communist era. Writing with the undergraduate student specifically in mind, Danks fluent style and masterly grasp of complex material will make this an indispensable guide for many years to come.Divided into five sections,Politics Russiamaps a clear path towards an understanding of Russia and its politics in the twenty first century. InPart Onethe emergence of contemporary Russia is put into context by a consideration of the end of the USSR and the move towards democratization under Gorbachev.Part Twoprovides a clear-sighted and stimulating overview of the nature of the executive and the legislature in contemporary Russia.Part Threeexamines civil society, the role of the media and the representative process. Part Fouris focussed on the policy process, from foreign and defence policies to the development of domestic social policies from the provision of healthcare to education.Part Five,the final, provides an overall consideration the contemporary state of Russia, examining the development from Yeltsin, to Putin to Medvedev, and considers the possible futures of the region. The book is supported by a host of pedagogical features, including: Annotated further reading lists Definitions of key political terms Short biographies of key figures
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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.
List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publication date: 2/18/2009
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Gorbachev, perestroika and the end of soviet socialism|
|Explaining the end of the soviet socialism: the USSR and the Cold War|
|Russian in transition|
|Russia and the Russian peoples|
|The executive and the legislature|
|The Federal Executive: President and Government|
|The Federal Assembly|
|The State in Uniform: the Armed and Security Forces|
|Political ideas, parties and the representative process|
|The Mass Media|
|Elections and Political Parties|
|The policy process and reforming Russia|
|Foreign and defence policy|
|The Economy and Economic policy|
|Society and social policiesConclusion|
|From Yeltsin and Putin to Medvedev|