Russia: A Thorny Transition From Communism by Alexander LukinRussia: A Thorny Transition From Communism by Alexander Lukin

Russia: A Thorny Transition From Communism

byAlexander Lukin

Paperback | August 6, 2019

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This book is based on the collection of articles centered around Russia and its policies. The articles are grouped under three parts. The first part contains articles on international relations, Russian foreign policy, and the situation in the world. The main themes they cover include Russian policy in Asia and the Eurasian integration - in which Moscow plays the most active role. The second part looks at the theorization of Russia's internal processes, issues concerning reforms to the communist system, its troubled transition from Communism, and analysis of the country's current political regime. While elaborating on various reforms and transition from the communist system, the author has suggested certain alternatives concepts. Many of the articles analyze the shortcomings and inconsistencies of the modern Russian political system. The third part is devoted to current issues in Russian politics, the democratization process, growing authoritarian tendencies, mass protests, and that evaluate the programs and policies of individual leaders. The book will be of interest to those specializing in Russian foreign and domestic policy as well as to all those interested in following the developments of this country, its role in the world, and the global situation in general.
Alexander Lukin is Department Head, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, School of International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Director, Center for East Asian and SCO Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Title:Russia: A Thorny Transition From CommunismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 8.52 × 5.99 × 1.15 inShipping dimensions:8.52 × 5.99 × 1.15 inPublished:August 6, 2019Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9388161181

ISBN - 13:9789388161183


Table of Contents

Introduction PART - I RUSSIA IN THE MODERN WORLD 1. Eurasian integration and the development of Asiatic Russia 2. Russia's Policy in Northeast Asia and the Prospects for Korean Unification 3. The Russian perspective on UN peacekeeping: Today and tomorrow 4. The New International Ideocracy and The Future of Russia 5. Eurasian Integration and The Clash of Values 6. Russia and Geopolitics of East Asia 7. Russo-US Rapprochement and Sino-Russian Relations after September 11 PART - II RUSSIA: EVOLUTION OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM 8. Economic Policy in Post-Soviet Russia in Historical Context 9. Putin's Political Regime and Its Alternatives 10. Chauvinism or Chaos: Russia's Unpalatable Choice 11. Russia's New Authoritarianism and The Post-Soviet Political Ideal 12. Myths about Russian Political Culture and The Study of Russian History 13. Russia between East and West: Perceptions and Reality 14. Putin's Regime: Restoration or Revolution 15. Electoral Democracy or Electoral Clanism? Russian Democratization and Theories of Transition 16. Forcing the Pace of Democratization: What Went Wrong in Russia? 17. The New Russia: Parliamentary Democracy or Authoritarian Regime? PART - III WITHER RUSSIA? 18. Putin's Fourth Term: New Faces - Old Politics 19. Where Will Russia's Protests Lead? 20. The EU Looks Like the Dying Soviet Empire 21. Power to the People - Not the Siloviki 22. Pipes Can't see the Trees For the Forest 23. A Short History of Russian Elections' Short Life 24. Authoritarianism and its Discontents 25. Authoritarianism Deposing Clan Democracy 26. Dirty Thoughts About The Future of Russia 27. TV is Just Part of The Story 28. Critical Days for Gorbachev Index About the author