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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


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


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


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


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'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


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


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


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


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


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


The security forces

Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

in Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Vladimir Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072246
eISBN:
9781781701317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072246.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of the siloviki (that is, personnel from the ‘force structures’ or ‘power ministries’, chiefly the security services, the armed forces, and the Ministry of Internal ... 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


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


The Chechen conflict

Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

in Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Vladimir Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072246
eISBN:
9781781701317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072246.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In September 1999, Russian federal forces moved into the Republic of Chechnya, a constituent part of the Russian Federation located in the North-Caucasus region. This military campaign came to be ... More


Approaches to contemporary Russia

Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

in Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Vladimir Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072246
eISBN:
9781781701317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072246.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

For most of the twentieth century Russia was markedly more authoritarian than it is today. Nonetheless, many observers of Russia in the first decade of the twenty-first century see a country ... More


The Uses and Abuses of Presidential Term Limits in Russian Politics

Paul Chaisty

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores how the operation of term limits in Russia is shaped by the interaction between both the formal and informal structures of political authority. First, it describes the evolution ... More


Leadership and the Politics of Modernization

Timothy J. Colton

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the problem of political leadership in Russia, with a particular emphasis on the tandem arrangement involving its present incumbents. It offers a range of scenarios for 2012 and ... More


Federalism under Putin

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Putin's radical reform of the federal system. It was Putin's election victories in 1999 and 2000 which paved the way for his audacious assault on the powers of the regional ... More


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