Russian Politics and Presidential Power

Transformational Leadership from Gorbachev to Putin

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  • 9780872894044
  • 9781483310589
  • 9781483320892
Russian Politics and Presidential Power takes an in-depth look at the Russian presidency and uses it as a key to understanding Russian politics. Donald R. Kelley looks at presidents from Gorbachev to Putin as authoritarian, transformational leaders who set out to build the future, while sometimes rejecting and reinterpreting the work of past modernizers. Placing the presidency in this context helps readers understand both the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the nature of the Russian Federation that rose in its place. And by setting the presidency within a longer historical context, Kelley shows how the future of the presidency is dependent on other features of the political system.
  • SAGE Publications; October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781483310589
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Russian Politics and Presidential Power
  • Author: Donald R. Kelley
  • Imprint: CQ Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780872894044
  • 9781483310589
  • 9781483320892

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Russian Politics and Presidential Power is a fine text for undergraduate audiences and a good one for graduate students to review, too. The notion of the 'authoritarian modernizer' helps as a way to understand the Russian presidency and to get away from the tendentious arguments about Yeltsin and Putin that are so often indulged in. Kelley’s work is clearly written with well explained examinations of the turbulent eras covered.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780872894044
  • 9781483310589
  • 9781483320892