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Russian government and politics : comparative government and politics

Author: Eric Shiraev
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Comparative government and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An up-to-date new text with a wide range of pedagogical features that takes full account of the dramatic changes in Russian politics under Putin and Medvedev providing clear factual coverage and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Shiraev
ISBN: 9780230235854 0230235859 0230235867 9780230235861
OCLC Number: 499069981
Description: xvi, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Russia: continuity and change --
1. Studying Russian government and politics --
2. The roots: the Russian empire and the Soviet Union --
Early Russian states --
Russia as an empire --
The revolutions --
The development of the Soviet state --
The soviet Union during the Cold War --
3. The Soviet transformation, 1985-91 --
The beginning of the transformation --
Perestroika and glasnost. pt. II. Institutions and elections --
4. The executive branch --
The president of the Russian Federation --
The government of the Russian Federation --
The subjects of the Russian Federation --
The consolidation of executive power --
5. The legislative branch --
The State Duma --
The Federation council --
6. The judicial branch and justice administration --
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation --
The Supreme Court --
The Supreme Arbitration Court --
The Russian Criminal Code --
The prosecutor's office --
The Ministry of Justice --
Law enforcement: the Ministry for Internal Affairs. pt. III. Political behavior, participation, and communication --
7. Political parties --
On Russian political terminology --
Major political parties --
8. Presidential and parliamentary elections --
Parliamentary elections --
Presidential elections --
9. Political communications and mobilization --
The media today --
Strategies of political communication and mobilization. pt. IV. Russian policies --
10. Economic and business policies --
Government regulations of the economy --
Economic strategies --
Social policies: health, education, and housing --
Government institutions --
The National Priority Projects --
12. Foreign policy --
Foreign policy institutions --
Foreign policy concepts --
Specific policies --
13. Defense and security policies --
The commander in chief --
The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation --
Military policies --
The Federal Security Service --
The External Intelligence Service --
Counter-terrorism policies --
14. Summary and conclusions --
The economy and economic politics --
Social policies and dependency --
Foreign policy and security --
Government.
Series Title: Comparative government and politics.
Responsibility: Eric Shiraev.

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