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Contemporary Russian Politics

A Reader

Edited by Archie Brown

Publication Date - April 2001

ISBN: 9780198299998

590 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $94.99

A unique Reader which brings together outstanding published work on Russian politics with 14 up-to-date new articles

Description

A unique Reader that brings together outstanding published works on Russian politics, this important book includes fourteen new, updated articles specially written for this collection. It analyzes major recent developments, including the Duma election of 1999, the Presidential election of 2000, and the institutional changes launched by President Putin. It covers institutional design, elections, parties, federalism, regional politics, presidency and legislature, economic reform and economic interests, foreign policy, public opinion, the mass media, and prospects for democracy. Including many specially commissioned contributions from more than forty of the world's leading specialists on Russian politics--a third of them Russians--makes this the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to political institutions and processes in Putin's Russia. Remaining accessible to a wide readership, it also breaks new ground on Russian politics.

Features

  • A unique Reader which brings together outstanding published work on Russian politics with 14 up-to-date new articles specially written for this collection
  • The most comprehensive book on Russian politics - covering institutional design, elections, parties, federalism, regional politics, presidency and legislature, economic reform and economic interests, foreign policy, public opinion, the mass media, and prospects for democracy
  • More than forty expert contributors of whom one-thid are Russians
  • Analysis of major recent developments, including the Duma election of 1999, the Presidential election of 2000 and the institutional changes launched by President Putin
  • Breaks new ground on Russian politics whilst remaining accessible to a wide readership

About the Author(s)

Archie Brown is Director of the Russian and East European Centre for St Antony's College, and Professor of Politics in the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

    General Introduction
    Institutional Design
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    1. The Tactical Origins of Russia's New Political Institutions, Igor Klyamkin and Lilia Shevtsova
    2. Re-examining Russia: Institutions and Incentives, Peter Ordershook
    3. Democracy and Institutional Design in Russia, Eugene Huskey
    4. Institutional design, Uncertainty, and Path Dependency during Transitions: Cases for Russia, Michael McFaul
    The Presidency and Political Leadership
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    5. Sifting Through the Rubble of the Yeltsin Years, John B. Dunlop
    6. Boris Yeltsin as Patriarch, George Breslauer
    7. Overcoming the Yeltsin Legacy: Vladimir Putin and Russian Institutional Reform, Eugene Huskey
    The Legislature and the Law
    8. Legislative Politics in Russia, Paul Chaisty
    9. Parliament and the Presidency, Eugene Huskey
    10. Rewriting the Rules of the Game in Russia, Kathryn Hendley
    11. The Russian Mafia: Between Hype and Reality, Peter Rutland and Natasha Kogan
    Elections and the Electoral System
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    12. The 1999 and 2000 Elections in Russia: Continuity and Change?, Yitzak Brudny
    13. The Iceberg of Russian Political Finance, Vladimir Gelman
    14. The Impact of Parliamentary Electoral Systems in Russia, Robert G. Moser
    Problems of Party Formation and Consolidation
    15. The Emerging Structure of Partisan Divisions in Russian Politics, Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans
    16. National Parties in Russia's Regions, Darrell Slider
    17. How Floating Parties Frustrate Democratic Accountability: A Supply-Side View of Russia's Elections, Richard Rose
    Economic Reform: Politics, Interests, and Social Consequences
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    18. Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform in Postcommunist Transitions, Joel Hellman
    19. The Oligarchical Model, Sergey Peregudov
    20. Russia's Phoney Capitalism, Grigory Yavlinsky
    21. The Russian F-Connection: Finance, Firms, Friends, Families, and Favorites, Natalia Dinello
    22. Economic Interests and Political Power in Post-Soviet Russia, Nodari Simonia
    Public Opinion, Political Beliefs, and the Mass Media
    23. Living in an Antimodern Society, Richard Rose
    24. Modernization as a Value of the Russian Elite, Oksana Gaman-Golutvina
    25. Chelovek Lukavyy: Dvoemyslie Po-rossiyski [The Cunning Person: Doublethink Russian Style], Yury Lavada
    26. Political Bias and Self-Censorship in the Russian Media, Laura Belin
    Russian Statehood and the National Question
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    27. State Building and the State Breakdown in Russia, Gail Lapidus
    28. Forging the Nation, Vera Tolz
    29. Russia's Identity Crisis, Ronald Suny
    Federalism, Regionalism, and Local Government
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    30. What is the New Russian Federalsim?, Jeff Kahn
    31. The Political Economy of Russian Federalism: A Framework for Analysis, Steven Solnick
    32. Political Power and Political Stability in the Russian Regions, Natalya Lapina and Alla Chirikova
    33. Local Government and Ethnic and Social Activism in Russia, Tomila Lankina
    Russia and the World
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    34. Post-Soviet Russian Foreign Policy, Margot Light
    35. Inside Moscow's Kosovo Muddle, Oleg Levitin
    36. Who's Minding the State? The Failure of Russian Security Police, Stephen J. Blank
    The Russian Transition in Comparative Perspective
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    37. Extracts from Debate between Valerie Bunce, Philippe Schmitter and Terry Karl
    38. Russian Studies Without Russia, Stephen F. Cohen
    39. Problems of the Russian Transition, Igor Klyamkin and Lilia Shevtsova
    40. Regime Transition, Uncertainty and Prospects for Democratisation: The Politics of Russia's Regions in Comparative Perspective, Vladimir Gel'man
    Assessing Russia's Democratization
    Introduction, Archie Brown
    41. The Ravages of 'Market Bolshevism', Dmitri Glinsky and Peter Reddaway
    42. Russian Democracy: Progress and Problems, William Smirnov
    43. Electoral Democracy or Electoral Clanism? Russian Democratization and Theories of Transition, Alexander Lukin
    44. Is Russia Becoming a Democracy?, Archie Brown