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Richard Sakwa - Russian Politics and Society - 9780415538480 - V9780415538480
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Russian Politics and Society

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Description for Russian Politics and Society Paperback. Num Pages: 608 pages, 12 black & white illustrations, 38 black & white tables, 12 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; JHB; JP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 174. .

Fully revised and updated to reflect the considerable changes in Russia over the last decade, the fifth edition of this classic text builds on the strengths of previous editions to provide a comprehensive and sophisticated analysis of Russian politics and society.

The new edition incorporates the latest debates about Russian politics, analysing recent institutional and political developments, and examines the electoral cycle and prospects of the president elected at the end of the process.

New to this edition:

  • an evaluation of Putin’s leadership and the country's political performance under him;
  • updated election results and demographic, social, ethnic/national statistics to include results of the ... Read more
  • changes in the party system, to electoral legislation and to the composition of parliament as well as the relationship between the executive and legislature;
  • coverage of the constitutional changes and governmental appointments under the various prime ministers;
  • more analysis of economic performance including discussion of the energy sector and pipeline politics;
  • changes in Russian foreign policy since EU enlargement, its relationship with NATO since the ‘reset’, as well as its relations with post-Soviet states;
  • assessment of the military reforms and security and defence policy;
  • debates over the question of democracy in Russia today, the nature of the system, and its future prospects.

Written in an accessible and lively style, this book is packed with detailed information on the central debates and issues in Russia’s difficult transformation. An unrivalled textbook on the subject it is essential reading for all those concerned with the fate of Russia, and with the future of international society.

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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About Richard Sakwa
Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, UK.

Reviews for Russian Politics and Society
"Richard Sakwa is one of the most perceptive observers of the Russian scene. He not only presents the facts in a comprehensive and engaging fashion but embeds these in lucidly elaborated theory that enables us to make sense of what he is explaining. This fifth edition is a welcome update of what has become the standard textbook on contemporary Russian ... Read more

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