Developments in Russian Politics 8

Developments in Russian Politics 8

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The ninth iteration of this go-to text offers a comprehensive and critical discussion of the most important developments in Russian politics. Covering key areas in domestic and foreign politics, ranging from established topics such as executive leadership, parties, and elections to newly pertinent issues of nationalism, protest, and Russia's relations with its neighbours, the book reflects the changing nature of Russian politics in a world defined by ever-shifting balances of power and tensions over globalisation.

As well as covering key developments, the contributors - an expert and diverse team from both sides of the Atlantic - address important challenges of interpretation and analysis when it comes to Russia. Perhaps most importantly, the contributors show readers how to analyse Russia as Vladimir Putin continues a presidency marked by volatile relations with Western countries.

This textbook has been designed to be accessible to readers studying Russian politics and government at any level, whether as part of a course on Russian politics or comparative politics more generally.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th ed. 2014
  • 320 p.
  • 1137392134
  • 9781137392138
  • 1,732,322

Table of contents

1. Politics in Russia; Richard Sakwa.- 2. The Hegemonic Executive; John P. Willerton.- 3. Parliamentary Politics in Russia; Thomas F. Remington.- 4. The Electoral Process; Stephen White.- 5. Russia's Political Parties and their Substitutes; Henry E. Hale.- 6. Voting Behaviour; Ian McAllister.- 7. Civil Society and Contentious Politics in Russia; Graeme Robertson.- 8. Russia's Media and Political Communication in the Digital Age; Sarah Oates.- 9. Assessing the Rule of Law in Russia; Kathryn Hendley.- 10. A Federal State?; Darrell Slider.- 11. Managing the Economy; Philip Hanson.- 12. Society and Social Divisions in Russia; Svetlana Stephenson.- 13. Foreign Policy; Margot Light.- 14. The Military, Security and Politics; Jennifer Mathers.- 15. Trajectories of Russian Politics; Vladimir Gel'man.
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Reviews of previous editions: "Superbly researched and exceedingly well written... this is a very timely and useful collection suitable for beginners and advanced scholars... a must-have for all those interested in modern Russia; overall an excellent book." - Diana Digol, Europe-Asia Studies "[Like] its predecessors, provides a clear and up-to-date overview of the politics of Russia... This is a very fine collection... The chapters in this book manage to convey the complexity and uncertainty of the current situation in Russia, but in a reasonably illuminating way." - Mike Bowker, Democratization "[A]dmirably accessible... a must-have for all those interested in contemporary Russia... Each of the book's...chapters provides a treasure trove of current data." - John Murray, Political Studies
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About Stephen White

Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow, UK, and also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow, Russia.

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, UK, and an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London, UK.

Henry E. Hale is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University, USA.
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