Russian Politics from Lenin to Putin

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorStephen FortescuebyStephen Fortescue

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Seven leading specialists present chapters devoted to key themes in Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics. Those themes include: the personal versus the institutional in the political process; legitimacy and legitimation; and change and collapse of a mono-organizational society. While the book focuses on these major themes, individual chapters deal with wide-ranging and even unusual cases: Graeme Gill analyzes the legitimating functions of Moscow's architecture, Sheila Fitzpatrick uses the archives to draw a picture of Stalin 'the boss' dealing with his closest colleagues, Eugene Huskey provides a detailed description of post-Soviet Russian pantouflage, and Archie Brown and Peter Reddaway present their different takes on Gorbachev and the Soviet collapse. Stephen Fortescue provides an overview of policy-making processes from Lenin and Putin, and Leslie Holmes updates the concept of goal-rational legitimacy.



 
 

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Seven leading specialists present chapters devoted to key themes in Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics. Those themes include: the personal versus the institutional in the political process; legitimacy and legitimation; and change and collapse of a mono-organizational society. While the book focuses on these major themes, individua...

STEPHEN FORTESCUE is Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia. He previously held research positions at the Australia National University and the University of Birmingham, UK. His recent research is on Russian business-government relations and the Russian ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.58 × 5.73 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

T.H. Rigby on Soviet and post-Soviet Russian Politics; S.Fortescue
Institutionalization and Personalism in the Policy-making Process of the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia; S.Fortescue
The Boss and his Team: Stalin and the Inner Circle, 1925-33; S.Fitzpatrick
Building the Communist Future: Legitimation and the Soviet City; G.Gill
Legitimation and Legitimacy in Russia Revisited; L.Holmes
Perestroika as Revolution from Above; A.Brown
How Much Did Popular Disaffection Contribute to the Collapse of the USSR? P.Reddaway
Pantouflage a la russe. The Recruitment of Russian Political and Business Elites; E.Huskey
Conclusion; S.Fortescue