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Russian Government and Politics (Comparative Government and Politics)

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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.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137269584
Author:
Shiraev, Eric
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Subject:
Foreign Legal Systems
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
American Government/National
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Copyright:
Series:
Comparative Government and Politics
Publication Date:
20130402
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w tables, 11 figures, 5 maps, 6 b/w
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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