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Politics in Russiais highly regarded for its comprehensive coverage, up-to-date scholarship, and comparative framework.#xA0; This book is an authoritative overview of Russia#x19;s contemporary political system and its recent evolution.#xA0; Area specialist Thomas Remington focuses on four areas of change in this book#x13;state structure, regime change, economic transformation, and identity#x13;to offer a dynamic context for analyzing the post-Soviet era.
Thomas F. Remington is Professor of Political Science at Emory University.
Table of Contents
|State and Regime in Russia||p. 1|
|The Dual Executive||p. 1|
|Current Policy Challenges||p. 7|
|The Putin Factor||p. 9|
|Four Domains of Change||p. 16|
|State Structure: From Soviet Union to Russian Federation||p. 16|
|Regime Change||p. 18|
|Economic Transformation||p. 22|
|The Question of Identity: Imperial Russia-USSR-Russian Federation||p. 23|
|Choices and Changes in Russian Politics||p. 25|
|Plan of the Book||p. 26|
|The Soviet System and Its Demise||p. 31|
|Historical Legacies||p. 32|
|The Tsarist Regime||p. 32|
|The Soviet Regime Before Gorbachev||p. 34|
|Gorbachev Comes to Power||p. 47|
|Political Institutions of the Transition Period: Demise of the USSR||p. 49|
|Russia's Constitutional Order||p. 56|
|The Russian Republic in the Transition Period||p. 56|
|1990-1993: Deepening Constitutional Conflict||p. 57|
|The 1993 Constitution and the Presidency||p. 60|
|The Government||p. 66|
|The Parliament||p. 67|
|Executive-Legislative Relations||p. 71|
|The Federal Dimension||p. 73|
|Political Participation and Recruitment||p. 87|
|Political Participation and Social Capital||p. 87|
|The Importance of Social Capital||p. 88|
|The Problem of ˘Dual Russia÷||p. 90|
|Participation and Recruitment under the Soviet Regime||p. 92|
|Channels of Mass Participation||p. 92|
|Participation and Recruitment in the Old Regime: Interlocking Directorates||p. 96|
|Participation and Recruitment in the Old Regime: Conclusions||p. 97|
|Surge and Ebb in Political Participation||p. 98|
|The Mobilization of Discontent||p. 98|
|Electoral Participation||p. 100|
|Elite Adaptation and Replacement||p. 106|
|Political Recruitment, Old and New||p. 106|
|Political Culture and Public Opinion||p. 117|
|The Concept of Political Culture||p. 121|
|Russian Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Period||p. 124|
|Soviet Political Socialization||p. 127|
|Support for Democratic Values||p. 132|
|Influences on Russian Political Culture in the Soviet Period||p. 134|
|Generational Change||p. 135|
|Political Socialization in Contemporary Russia||p. 136|
|Cultural Diversity Within Russia||p. 140|
|Interest Groups and Political Parties||p. 150|
|Interest Articulation: Statism vs. Pluralism||p. 150|
|Socialism and Bureaucratic Politics||p. 151|
|Democrats, ˘Reds,÷ and ˘Browns÷||p. 153|
|Toward Pluralism||p. 154|
|New Sectors of Interest||p. 167|
|Interest Aggregation and the Party System: Return to a One-Party Regime?||p. 171|
|Party Families||p. 173|
|Parties and Elections||p. 179|
|Party Strategies and the Social Bases of Party Support||p. 182|
|The Future of the Party System||p. 183|
|Between State and Market||p. 191|
|The Dual Transition||p. 191|
|Evaluating Stabilization||p. 196|
|Boom and Bust Cycles||p. 208|
|Social Conditions||p. 211|
|Politics and the Law||p. 219|
|Democratization and the Rule of Law||p. 219|
|Judicial Reform||p. 223|
|Law Enforcement||p. 223|
|The Judiciary||p. 228|
|The Constitutional Court||p. 232|
|Reforms in the Law Codes||p. 235|
|Growing Salience of International Law||p. 236|
|Obstacles to the Rule of Law||p. 237|
|Bureaucratic Rule Making||p. 238|
|Terrorism and National Security||p. 240|
|Organized Crime and Corruption||p. 241|
|Russia and the International Community||p. 251|
|Energy as an Instrument of Power||p. 253|
|The CIS and Its Progeny||p. 256|
|The Russia-Belarus Union||p. 258|
|The Eurasian Economic Community||p. 259|
|The Collective Security Treaty Organization||p. 259|
|The Shanghai Cooperation Organization||p. 260|
|Obstacles to Regional Hegemony||p. 260|
|Russia and the International Community||p. 267|
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