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- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00
Taking a unique qualitative approach to studying Russian political culture, this book presents an in-depth analysis of the attitudes and activities of residents in two provincial capitals, Syktyvkar and Kirov. It shows evidence of underlying democracy in popular opinions. It also finds an authoritarian side that is being strengthened by the ongoing... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95
Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighbourhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor and fear. This book is a tale of these two elections - one for the 450-seat Duma, the other for president. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 128.00
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$ 43.00
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$ 56.95
The fourth edition of this classic introduction to Russian politics and society maintains the previous editions' traditions of comprehensiveness and clear and sophisticated analysis but has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the considerable changes in Russia. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95
This book examines civic activism, democratization and gender in contemporary Russian society. It explores the role of state institutions in the development of democratic civic life, showing how, under the increasingly authoritarian Putin regime and its policy of managed democracy, independent civic activism is both thriving yet simultaneously constrained.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 370.00
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$ 105.00
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...