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Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

Edited by: Graeme Gill , James Young

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415576277
eBook ISBN: 9780203804490
Adobe ISBN: 9781136641022

10.4324/9780203804490
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Book description

There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it. This Handbook is the first single volume which gives both a broad survey of the literature as well as highlighting the cutting edge research in the area. Through both empirical data and theoretical investigation each chapter in the Routledge Handbook Russian of Politics and Society examines both the Russian experience and the existing literature, points to research trends, and identifies issues that remain to be resolved.

Offering focused studies of the key elements of Russian social and political life, the book is organized into the following broad themes:

  • General introduction
  • Political institutions
  • Political Economy
  • Society
  • Foreign Policy

Politically, economically, and socially, Russia has one of the most interesting development trajectories of any major country. This Handbook seeks to answer questions about democratic transition, the relationship between the market and democracy, stability and authoritarian politics, the development of civil society, the role of crime and corruption, and the creation of a market economy.

Providing a comprehensive resource for scholars and policy makers alike, this book is an important contribution to the study of Russian Studies, Eastern European studies, and International Relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Yeltsin Era Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Putin Era Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Medvedev Presidency Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Democratisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  How Russia Compares Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Russian Constitution Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Presidency Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Federal Assembly and the Power Vertical Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Duma’s Electoral System Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Political Parties Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Communism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Federalism and Defederalisation in Russia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Regional Governance Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Local Government Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Bureaucracy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Law Courts and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Crime and Corruption Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Russian Power Ministries and Security Services Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Military Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Russo-Chechen Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Political Economy of Contemporary Russia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Russia’s Market Economic Reforms Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Russian Economy and Business–Government Relations Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Business Sector in Post-Soviet Russia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Class Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Russian Labour Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gender Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Media Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Civil Society Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Informality and Informal Politics Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Russian nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Religion Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Health and Health Policy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Russian Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Russia and the States of the Former Soviet Union Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Russia and Europe Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Reset? Russian Perspectives on US–Russian Relations Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Russian Foreign Policy in Asia Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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