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Russian Politics Today By Michael Waller

Russian Politics Today by Michael Waller

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A very accessible introductory text, offering an exceptionally broad coverage of the politics of the Russian Federation. It examines the limited extent to which economic and social groups have been able to benefit from the fall of the communist order and to withstand the increasing authoritarianism of Putin's presidency.

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Russian Politics Today by Michael Waller

This introductory text, written by an established authority on communist and post-communist politics, describes how Vladimir Putin has turned to those with backgrounds in the military and security structures to provide stability in today's Russian Federation, following the democratising reforms of Gorbachev and the ensuing instability of the Yeltsin presidency. Against the background of an increasing authoritarianism, which has restored features of the Soviet political system, it examines the attempts by social and economic groups to assert themselves against the state using embryonic democratic forms that fall far short of pluralism. The book's fourteen chapters offer an exceptionally broad coverage. It will appeal to first- and second-year students in higher education, but its deliberately accessible style will also make it attractive to sixth-form students and the general reader.

About Michael Waller

Michael Waller is Professor Emeritus from the School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment (SPIRE) at Keele University

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I. FROM SOVIET UNION TO RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1. The transition from communism in Russia PART II. THE STATE 2. The presidency 3. The government 4. Governing the regions 5. Internal security and defence 6. The state and the law PART III. PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION 7. The federal assembly 8. Elections 9. Political parties PART. IV INTERESTS, SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE MEDIA 10. Groups and interests 11. The politics of economic reform 12. Information and the media 13. Social issues PART V. THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION 14. Russia and the world Conclusion

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Russian Politics Today by Michael Waller
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Manchester University Press
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