Synopses & Reviews
Russia has a new parliament and a new president, and the shape of its future political life remains uncertain. Taking the elections of 1999 and 2000 as their starting point, the contributors to Developments in Russian Politics 5 describe the institutional framework of the post -- Yeltsin system and examine the policy choices that confront the Putin administration. This completely revised edition includes new discussions of such topics as media and political communication, crime and corruption, and Russia's continuing search for a 'national idea.' Other sections cover elections and electoral procedures, parties and organized interests, as well as economic, social, and foreign policy.
Written by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, Developments in Russian Politics 5 will replace earlier editions as the leading text for students of Russia and for a wider group of readers seeking a reliable and up-to-date introduction to the politics of the world's largest country.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-326) and index.
Table of Contents
From communism to democracy? /Stephen White --Presidency : from Yeltsin to Putin /John P. Willerton, Jr. --Parliamentary politics in Russia /Thomas F. Remington --Elections and voters /Matthew Wyman --Parties and organised interests /Richard Sakwa --Russia and the rule of law /Gordon B. Smith --From federalisation to recentralisation /James Hughes --Politics in the regions /Darrell Slider --Economic policy under Yeltsin and Putin /William Tompson --Health and health care policy /Judith Shapiro --Foreign policy /Alex Pravda --Crime and corruption /Louise Shelley --Politics and the media /Sarah Oates --Values and the construction of a national identity /Vera Tolz --Russian democratisation in comparative perspective /Zvi Gitelman.