New PDF release: Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes

By Vladimir Gel'man

ISBN-10: 082296368X

ISBN-13: 9780822963684

Russia this day represents one of many significant examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism” that's characterised via adopting the trimmings of democratic associations (such as elections, political events, and a legislature) and enlisting the provider of the country’s basically authoritarian rulers. Why and the way has the electoral authoritarian regime been consolidated in Russia? What are the mechanisms of its upkeep, and what's its most probably destiny direction? This ebook makes an attempt to reply to those simple questions.

Vladimir Gel’man examines regime swap in Russia from the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the current day, systematically providing theoretical and comparative views of the criteria that affected regime alterations and the authoritarian float of the rustic. After the autumn of the Soviet Union, Russia’s nationwide political elites aimed to accomplish their ambitions via growing and implementing of favorable “rules of the sport” for themselves and conserving casual successful coalitions of cliques round person rulers. within the Nineties, those strikes have been merely in part profitable given the weak spot of the Russian country and bothered post-socialist economic climate. within the 2000s, notwithstanding, Vladimir Putin rescued the process because of the combo of monetary progress and the revival of the kingdom skill he was once in a position to enforce via implementing a chain of non-democratic reforms. within the 2010s, altering stipulations within the state have provided new hazards and demanding situations for the Putin regime that may play themselves out within the years to come.

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