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Russian Politics and Society By Richard Sakwa (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

Russian Politics and Society by Richard Sakwa (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

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Since its first publication in 1993 this book has become an indispensable guide for all those interested in the current political scene in Russia, about political stability and the future of democracy under its post-communist leadership.

Russian Politics and Society Summary

Russian Politics and Society by Richard Sakwa (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

Sakwa's Russian Politics and Society is the most comprehensive study of Russia's post-communist political development. For this third edition, Sakwa has updated the text throughout to include details of Yeltsin's second term and the impact on Russian politics of the rise of his successor, Vladimir Putin.

It has, since its first publication in 1993, become an indispensable guide for all those who need to know about the current political scene in Russia, about the country's political stability and about the future of democracy under its post-communist leadership.

Also contains a substantially expanded bibliography and appendices showing election results, chronology, social and demographic figures and recent census data.This is the ideal introductory textbook: it covers all the key issues; it is clearly written; and it includes the most up-to-date material available.

Russian Politics and Society Reviews

'It should be on the shelf of anyone seeking to make heads or tails of the problems of Yeltsin's Russia' - Guardian 'The most comprehensive and detailed analysis and assessment of post-Soviet Russian politics to be found in a single volume. No student can afford to miss it.' - Peter Shearman, Journal of Area Studies 'Sakwa's Russian Politics and Society is THE place to begin to understand how Russia found itself in its current perilous position.' - Professor Ronald Grigor Suny, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago, USA 'A remarkable achievement - comprehensive in scope and judicious in its interpretation, this is a satisfying portrait of the world's largest state as it enters a new millennium.' - Stephen White, University of Glasgow 'Already a standard in the field, this third edition of Richard Sakwa's RUSSIAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY represents a provocative yet balanced account of the country's political development and degeneration. The coverage is impressively comprehensive, rendering its subject both accessible to lay readers and engaging for the specialist. The book is superbly informed by one of Russia's most astute analysts. - Professor Michael Urban, University of California, USA "Sakwa's Russian Politics and Society is THE place to begin to understand how Russia found itself in its current perilous position."- Professor Ronald Grigor Suny, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.

About Richard Sakwa (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of Soviet Politics: An Introduction and of Gorbachev and His Reforms 1985-1900; in addition, he has edited Ruslan Khasbulatov's The Struggle for Russia.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Fall of Communism and the Rebirth of Russia Part 2: Political Institutions and Processes Part 3: Federalism, Regionalism and Nationalism Part 4: Economy and Society Part 5: Foreign Policies Part 6: Dilemmas of Democratisation

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GOR011358391
9780415227537
0415227534
Russian Politics and Society by Richard Sakwa (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)
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Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2002-04-04
560
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