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- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 122.00
Our understanding of the dynamics of Communist systems was substantially improved by taking political culture into account. But how much does the concept of political culture add to our empirical understanding of post-Communist Russia? The book's contributors engage with theoretical debates between political culture and competing 'rational choice'... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 40.00
Why has Russian democracy apparently survived and even strengthened under a presidential system, when so many other presidential regimes have decayed into authoritarian rule? And what are the origins of presidential power in modern Russia? Thomas M. Nichols argues that the answer lies in the relationship between political institutions and trust: where... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95
Having been fully revised and updated to reflect the considerable changes in Russia over the last decade, the fourth edition of this classic text builds on the strengths of the previous editions to provide a comprehensive and sophisticated analysis on Russian politics and society. New to this edition: extended coverage of electoral laws, party... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
This book examines civic activism, democratization and gender in contemporary Russian society. It describes the character and central organizing principles of Russian democratic civic life, considering how it has developed since the Soviet period, and analyzing the goals and identities of important civic groups - including trade unions - and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 329.00
The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, and consists of an essay written by an acknowledged expert focusing on the evolution of the relationship between the central state and the regions, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the Federal Government. The second section comprises territorial... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
There is little consensus about the nature of the political system that has emerged during the Putin presidency. This collection considers the issues arising in this connection, focusing more closely on institutions such as the presidency and the security police, and on the socioeconomic dimensions of political power. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
Deriving in part from its Soviet past, Russia's military doctrine represents more than just a road map of how to fight the nation's wars; it also specifies threats to national interests, in this case the United States, NATO and international terrorism. Against this background, Robert Brannon demonstrates that the military's influence may... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 30.99
Of Khans and Kremlins is the first scholarly book in English to fully examine the effort made by the leadership of the Russian republic of Tatarstan to build and retain state sovereignty in the post-Soviet period. Katherine E. Graney provides new insight into inter-ethnic relations, the politics of cultural pluralism, and federalism in Russia and beyond. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00
In deciding whether to exercise their democratic rights, individuals first consider if they can risk government harassment at their workplaces. Colorful accounts of activists' decisions and government harassment in Russia and Kyrgyzstan and examples from around the world illustrate this argument. more...