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Russia (Federation)

  • Politics in Russiaby Thomas F Remington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.95

    Highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage, up-to-date scholarship, and comparative framework, Politics in Russia is an authoritative overview of Russia's contemporary political system and its recent evolution.Area specialist Thomas Remington focuses on four areas of change in this text state structure, regime change, economic transformation,... more...

  • Causes and Consequences of Democratizationby Anastassia V. Obydenkova; Alexander Libman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades, the regions of Russia have taken different paths of regime transition. Despite the consolidation of an autocratic regime at national level and the centralization steered by Vladimir Putin?s government, the variation across sub-national regimes persists. Using an innovative theoretical framework, this book explores both causes and... more...

  • The Territories of the Russian Federation 2015by Europa Publications

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 395.00

    This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the constituent units of the Russian Federation. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, focusing on Russian federalism and elections, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the Federal Government. The second... more...

  • Unlearning the Soviet Tongueby Natalia Kovalyova

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book refines the discursive theory of democratization by juxtaposing the elite and lay discourses in post-Soviet Russia (1996?2008). Through examining how Russians position themselves as political subjects, the analysis demonstrates that Russians rarely identify as true democrats. more...

  • Discourse, Dictators and Democratsby Dr Richard D Anderson Jr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    Voting hides a familiar puzzle. Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. The right to vote has commonly been won by protesters who risked death or injury even though any one protester could... more...

  • Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningradby Dr Anna Karpenko; Dr Greg Simons; Professor Eugene Krasnov; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Once the westernmost bastion of the Soviet Union and now the westernmost part of the Russian Federation, the Kaliningrad Oblast remains cut off from direct land communication with mainland Russia and provides... more...

  • The Territories of the Russian Federation 2014by Europa Publications

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 395.00

    This excellent reference source brings together hard-to-find information on the eighty-three constituent units of the Russian Federation. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, focusing on the evolution of the relationship between the central state and the regions, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics,... more...

  • Managing Ethnic Diversity in Russiaby Oleh Protsyk; Benedikt Harzl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the norms and practices of ethnic diversity management in the Russian Federation in the last twenty years. It examines the evolution of the legal framework, the institutional architecture and the policies intended to address the large number of challenges posed by Russia?s immense ethno-cultural diversity.... more...

  • Presidents, Oligarchs and Bureaucratsby Dr Susan Stewart; Mr Hans-Henning Schröder; Ms Andrea Schmitz; Ms Margarete Klein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Over the last decade the "transition paradigm", which is based on the conviction that authoritarian political systems would over time necessarily develop into democracies, has been subjected to serious criticism. The complex political and societal developments in the post-Soviet region in particular have exposed flaws in the claim that a shift from... more...

  • Authoritarian Backlashby Professor Thomas Ambrosio; Dr Neil Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Authoritarian Russia has adopted five strategies to preserve the Kremlin's political power: insulate, bolster, subvert, redefine and coordinate. Thomas Ambrosio examines each of these in turn, all of which seek to counter or undermine regional democratic trends both at home and throughout the former Soviet Union. Policies such as these are of great... more...