Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2020

256 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197502938

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The Red Mirror

Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

  • Solves the puzzle of Russian politics by studying the Soviet experience alongside the nation's political transition in the 1990s and Putin's leadership
  • Draws upon the author's experience as a Russian immigrant and academic in the US to characterize Russia with empathy and neutrality
  • Uses a social psychological approach to make sense of authoritarian legitimation

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