Russian and Soviet Politics by Stephen WhiteRussian and Soviet Politics by Stephen White

Russian and Soviet Politics

byStephen White

Paperback | December 31, 2020

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The Russian revolution shaped the twentieth century, and the complex transition to less authoritarian forms in Russia and the other Soviet republics is central to developments in our own time. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources as well as existing scholarship, this book provides a lively,comprehensive and accessible account of Russian politics from Soviet times to the present day. Several chapters explore the nature of Soviet rule, and the eventual collapse of the Soviet system. Other chapters focus on the institutions of government in contemporary Russia, including the dominantpresidency, and the political process, including elections and political communication. Further chapters deal with the maintenance of public order, and with the policy process; a concluding chapter places Russian politics within the wider context of 'democratisation'. Fully illustrated, supported bycharts and tables and a guide to further reading, this is an unrivalled account of the process of political change in the world's largest country.
Stephen White is Professor of Politics and a Senior Associate of the Institute of Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow. A founding member of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he has been President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies a...
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Title:Russian and Soviet PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:December 31, 2020Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199243697

ISBN - 13:9780199243693

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I1. Russian, Communism, DemocracyPart II: The Development of the Soviet Union2. State and Society in Tsarist Russia3. The Bolsheviks Come to Power4. Stalinism5. Dealing with the Stalin LegacyPart III: Themes in Soviet Politics6. Gorbachev and Perestroika7. Democratisation8. The Communist Party9. State and Society10. Explaining the Collapse of the Soviet SystemPart IV: The Structure of Politics in Postcommunist Russia11. The Establishment of Postcommunist rule12. The Executive Presidency13. Structures of Government14. Centre and Regions15. The Armed ForcesPart V: Political Representation and Behaviour16. Political Parties17. The Electoral System18. Elections and Voters19. Patterns of Political Communication20. Beliefs and ValuesPart VI: Maintaining Public Order21. The System of Justice22. Crime and Corruption23. Human RightsPart VII: Patterns of Public Policy24. Managing the Economy25. Social Policy26. Protecting the Environment27. Making Foreign PolicyPart VIII: Conclusion27. Russia and Democratisation