Understanding Russian Politics by Stephen WhiteUnderstanding Russian Politics by Stephen White

Understanding Russian Politics

byStephen White

Paperback | April 29, 2011

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A fresh, authoritative interpretation of Russian politics by a leading authority, this textbook focuses on political developments in the world's largest country under Putin and Medvedev. Using Russian language sources, it covers economic, social and foreign policy, and the 'system' of politics that has developed in recent years. Opposing arguments are presented and students are encouraged to reach their own judgements on key events and issues such as privatisation and corruption. This textbook tackles timely topics such as gender and inequality issues; organised religion; krizis; and Russia's place in the international community. It uses numerous examples to place this powerful and richly-endowed country in context, with a focus on the place of ordinary people which shows how policy is translated to Russians' everyday lives.
Title:Understanding Russian PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:482 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.91 inPublished:April 29, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521688612

ISBN - 13:9780521688611

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Table of Contents

1. From communist to postcommunist rule; 2. Voters, parties and parliament; 3. Presidential government; 4. From plan to market; 5. A divided society; 6. Changing times, changing values; 7. Russia and the wider world; 8. What kind of system?

Editorial Reviews

'Well-informed, well-written, and copiously documented, Stephen White's latest book is an impressive (and disturbing) portrayal of politics and society in post-Soviet Russia'
- Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and author of The Rise and Fall of Communism.