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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.
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