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Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Jeffrey Kahn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book examines the development of Russia's current federal system of government from its Soviet origins, through Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, to the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and the early ... More


Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Alex Pravda (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book features a collection of essays on Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics. The essays focus on the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, his policies, how he compares with his ... More


Russia: The Authoritarian Adaptation of an Electoral System

Steven White

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Russia’s mixed parallel system was adopted after the collapse of communism, following a series of negotiations and disagreements between parliament and president. The high thresholds applied in the ... More


Introduction: Putin in Perspective

Alex Pravda

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the changing leadership of Vladimir Putin. Most observers initially saw Putin as a transactional leader; with his practical and technocratic approach to fixing problems, he ... More


Regimes of Political Consolidation: The Putin Presidency in Soviet and Post‐Soviet Perspective 1

George W. Breslauer

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the leadership of Vladimir Putin from the perspective of consolidative regimes in Soviet and post-Soviet history. It focuses on the New Economic Policy from 1921-27, period of ... More


Russian Corruption and State Weakness in Comparative Post‐Communist Perspective

Leslie Holmes

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines recent developments in Russian leadership politics within the context of post-Communist leadership and state-building. It argues that those who hoped Putin would turn Russia ... More


Majority Control and Executive Dominance: Parliament–President Relations in Putin's Russia

Paul Chaisty

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The relationship between the parliament and president has become more majoritarian under the Putin presidency, giving Putin a basis of political support not enjoyed by his predecessor. This chapter ... More


Putin's Popularity and Its Implications for Democracy in Russia Putin's Popularity and Its Implications for Democracy in Russia Stephen Whitefield

Stephen Whitefield

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines how and why ordinary Russians evaluate their presidents and their political system, and support Vladimir Putin and others electorally. The results highlight the ambiguities ... More


Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Eugene Huskey

Eugene Huskey

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new form of patronage politics under the Putin presidency. Patronage politics is not limited to the political appointees who serve at the pleasure of elected ... More


The Federal Reforms of Vladimir Putin

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The first year of Putin's presidency resulted in the most concerted and fundamental shake‐up of federal relations since 1993. Putin ended the bilateral treaty process and vowed to create a ... More


Putin and the ‘Oligarchs’: A Two‐sided Commitment Problem

William Tompson

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

One of Vladimir Putin’s primary objectives as president was to re-establish the authority of the Russian state. He sought to strengthen the presidency by redefining the Kremlin’s relations with the ... More


Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation Putin's Reform of the Russian Federation Neil Melvin

Neil Melvin

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Putin’s reform of the Russian Federation can be viewed as both promoting and restricting democracy. While moves to challenge the democracy of Russia’s regions can be seen as a positive step, ... More


Vladimir Putin's Political Choice: Towards Bureaucratic Authoritarianism Vladimir Putin's Political Choice: Towards Bureaucratic Authoritarianism Lilia Shevtsova

Lilia Shevtsova

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Putin’s efforts to strengthen the state, which subjects society and individuals to its will. It argues that by cancelling out the democratic achievements of the Gorbachev and ... More


Putin's Foreign Policy Choices Putin's Foreign Policy Choices Andrei Grachev

Andrei Grachev

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective: Essays in Honour of Archie Brown

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276141
eISBN:
9780191603341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276145.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the foreign policies of Vladimir Putin. A ‘Putin Doctrine’ has emerged in at least two main spheres: in Moscow’s behaviour towards former Soviet republics — the new states that ... More


Class and State: The Post‐Soviet Bourgeoisie

Graeme Gill

in Bourgeoisie, State and Democracy: Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the USA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544684
eISBN:
9780191719912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544684.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter outlines the relationship between businessmen and state in terms of private exploitation of state resources, and capture of the state. After outlining the particular conditions within ... More


Russia and the West: To Belong or not to Belong?

Marie Mendras

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Addresses the question of how Western responsibility for the early promise and later disappointments of Russia's development in the 1990s should be assessed. It contends that internal dynamics and ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the end of the reign and death of several well-known leaders of Russia, and the transition from the ideologies and the men of the 1840s to those of the 1860s. It discusses ... More


Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

Agnia Grigas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300214505
eISBN:
9780300220766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214505.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Over the coming years the question on every Russia scholar’s, policymaker’s, and military strategist’s mind will be whether a resurgent Russia will seek additional territorial expansion in Eastern ... More


The Road Ahead

Jack Matlock

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Jack Matlock Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, is the author of Autopsy on an Empire: The American Ambassador's Account of the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1995) and Reagan ... More


History Lessons

Martin Malia

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The late Martin Malia, professor emeritus of history at the University of California–Berkeley and author of the famous “Z” article, assessed Putin's policy decisions in the pre-Beslan phase in a ... More


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