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Putin's Russia : past imperfect, future uncertain

Author: Stephen K Wegren
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Leading scholars explore the domestic and international problems confronting Vladimir Putin and modern Russia. Evaluating the regime's continued efforts to rebuild a country once on the verge of collapse, they consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues. Putin has his own approach for dealing with the myriad problems facing Russia, emphasizing recentralization of power  Read more...
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Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen K Wegren
ISBN: 9781442239173 1442239174 9781442239180 1442239182
OCLC Number: 908146062
Notes: Previously published under title: Return to Putin's Russia. 2013.
Description: viii, 363 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the sixth edition --
Introduction: Putin's challenges / Stephen K. Wegren --
Part I. Domestic politics --
Political leadership / Richard Sakwa --
Parliament and the dominant party regime / Thomas F. Remington --
Regional politics / Nikolai Petrov and Darrell Slider --
The role of law / Kathryn Hendley --
Civil society and protest / Alfred B. Evans Jr. --
The media / Maria Lipman --
Part II. The economy and society --
Population trends / Timothy Heleniak --
Economic policy / Pekka Sutela --
Crime and corruption / Louise Shelley --
Gender and politics / Janet Elise Johnson and Alexandra Novitskaya --
Part III. Russia and the world --
Foreign policy and relations with the United States / Andrei P. Tsygankov --
Relations with the European Union / Jeffrey Mankoff --
Energy / Kathleen J. Hancock and Taylor René Lane --
Nationalism and food security / Stephen K. Wegren and Alexander M. Nikulin --
Military reform / Dale R. Herspring.
Other Titles: Return to Putin's Russia.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen K. Wegren.

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Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive  Read more...

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