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Russian Government and Politics

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2nd
ISBN13:

9781137269584

ISBN10:
1137269588
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/2/2013
Publisher(s):
Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

A fully updated second edition of this innovative text that takes full account of the consequences of Putin's controversial return to the presidency in 2012. Clear factual coverage is enhanced by a range of learning aids that encourage students to develop critical thinking about key issues and theories.

Author Biography

ERIC SHIRAEV is a professor and senior research associate with George Mason University, USA, and research associate with the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of George Washington University. His many books include The Russian Transformation, Anti-Americanism in Russia, Fears in Post-Communist Societies and The Soviet Union, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Table of Contents

PART I. RUSSIA: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE
Studying Russian Government and Politics
The Roots: Russia and the Soviet Union
The Soviet Transformation, 1985-1991

PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTIONS
The Executive Branch
The Legislative Branch
The Judicial Branch and Justice Administration

PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR, PARTICIPATION, AND COMMUNICATION
Political Parties
Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
Political Communications and Mobilization

PART IV: RUSSIAN POLICIES
Economic and Business Policies
Social Policies: Health, Education, and Housing
Foreign Policy
Defense and Security Policies
Summary and Conclusion





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