Change in Putin's Russia

Change in Putin's Russia : Power, Money and People

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Simon Pirani investigates the interaction of power, money and people in Russia during the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and his successor Dmitry Medvedev. Profiling the Putin team, including contingents from the security services and pro-market economic "reformers", Pirani argues that the economic growth it presided over during the oil boom was one-sided. The gap between rich and poor widened. Now the boom is over, inequalities will multiply further. As well as explaining Russia's economic trajectory, the book provides a unique account of the social movements that are working against an increasingly authoritarian government to change Russia for the better. This is the perfect introduction for undergraduates approaching Russia for the first time and those who wish to know how Russia will change during the economic crisis.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745326900
  • 9780745326900
  • 1,075,597

About Simon Pirani

Simon Pirani is author of The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920-24: Soviet Workers and the New Communist Elite (2008), and of books and articles on post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine. He is a journalist with a lifelong commitment to the labour movement, and a former editor of the British miners' union journal. He is currently senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and co-author of Russian and CIS Gas Markets and Their Impact on Europe (2009).show more

Table of contents

List of figures and tables Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Putin's Russia in Deep Focus 1. From Gorbachev to Yeltsin 2. From Yeltsin to Putin 3. Power and money: the economic foundations 4. Power and money: the state, oligarchs and oil 5. Power and money: from oil boom to bust 6. Power and people: how Russia is ruled 7. People and money: human development dilemmas 8. People: parties, unions and NGOs 9. People: grass-roots movements Conclusions Chronology Glossary of Russian words and abbreviations Further reading Indexshow more

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