Causes and Consequences of Democratization : The regions of Russia
Using an innovative theoretical framework, this book explores both causes and consequences of democratization in the regions of Russia. It is the first study in the field to systematically integrate structural and agency approaches in order to account for economic, social, historical and international causes of democratization and to trace its consequences. By focusing on the challenging and under-studied topic of sub-national regimes, the book provides a unique perspective on regime transition and the new theoretical framework contributes to a better understanding of democratization world-wide.
The book will be of key interest to scholars and students of democratization, sub-national regimes, East European politics, comparative politics, post-communism, and international relations.
- Hardback | 232 pages
- 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 386g
- 09 Jun 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 13 Line drawings, black and white; 31 Tables, black and white; 13 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
Philippe C. Schmitter, Professor Emeritus, European University Institute
In their book, Obydenkova and Libman provide the most comprehensive and up to date account of Russia's sub-national politics. Using a variety of historical and contemporary datasets and rigorous statistical analysis, they offer a nuanced and well-grounded explanation of the causes and effects of the diversity of political regimes within the country. A must read for scholars of Russian and comparative politics.
Vladimir Gel'man, European University at St. Petersburg, and Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
One of the landmarks in comparative democratisation studies in the last decade has been the development of studies of sub-national regime variation and dynamics. This book takes this approach to a new level of sophistication in a study of regional democratisation in Putin's Russia. It thereby offers several novel insights into one of the most conspicuous and threatening autocracies in the world today.
Jan Teorell, Professor of Political Science, Lund University
Libman and Obydenkova have written an impressive book that takes full advantage of Russia's regional diversity to test long-standing arguments about the sources of democracy and the economic impacts of political regimes. Rich in empirical detail and far ranging in its analysis, this work offers fresh insights into the relationship between economic performance and democracy. It deserves a wide audience in comparative political economy and Russian studies.
Timothy M. Frye, Director, Harriman Institute, and Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University
About Anastassia V. Obydenkova
Alexander Libman is Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs SWP, Berlin, Germany.