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RUSSIAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY Fourth Edition List of figures List of tables Preface to the fourth edition Acknowledgements Note on style, spelling and transliteration PART I THE FALL OF COMMUNISM AND THE REBIRTH OF RUSSIA 1. Soviet communism and its dissolution 1 The Soviet system Perestroika The emergence of Russia Popular insurgency and regime decay 2. The disintegration of the USSR 30 The August coup The disintegration of the USSR Problems of state building 3. Phoney democracy, 1991-1993 51 Phoney democracy ¿ the road to October 1993 Genesis of a tragedy The troubled path to the constitution PART II POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND PROCESSES 4. Constitutionalism and the law 81 The 1993 constitution The Constitutional Court The legal system and its reform Law and constitutionalism 5. Crime, corruption and security 112 Crime and the mafia Corruption, meta-corruption and anti-corruption The security apparatus and politics Human and civil rights 6. The executive 148 The presidency The government Prime ministers and their policies Public administration: from nomenklatura to civil service? 7. Party development 181 Stages of party development Normative framework of party development The party system today Problems of social representation 8. Electoral politics 228 Founding elections and electoral management The electoral system and its reform The experience of elections Direct democracy: referendums Electoral engagement 9. The legislature 261 The State Duma The Federation Council Parliamentarianism and Russian politics PART III NATIONALISM, FEDERALISM AND REGIONALISM 10. National identity and state building 283 From empire to state Russian nationalism and national identity State building: borders and citizenship 11. Federalism and the new state 324 Ethno-federalism and its legacy Russian federalism 12. Segmented regionalism and the new federalism 350 Segmented regionalism Putin¿s ¿new federalism¿ Segmented regionalism and asymmetrical federalism PART IV ECONOMY AND SOCIETY 13. Russian capitalism 394 The road to the market The Russian economy today Evaluation of market reform 14. Society and social movements 435 Social structure and dynamics Welfare and incomes Social movements Para-constitutionalism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) 15. Cultural transformation 479 The media Culture and the intelligentsia Religion and the state Political culture and public opinion Crisis of values PART V FOREIGN, SECURITY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY 16. Foreign policy 504 The development of Russian foreign policy The structure of policy-making The debate over foreign policy Russia and the world 17. Defence and security policy 548 The end of the Soviet armed forces The great retreat Military and security doctrines Nuclear politics and non-proliferation Military reform Civil-military relations New security paradigms 18. Commonwealth, community and fragmentation 590 The Commonwealth of Independent States Regional organisations Minorities and Russians abroad PART VI DILEMMAS OF DEMOCRATISATION 19. Problems of transition 615 The challenge of history Transitional justice Models of transition 20. Democracy in Russia 650 Problems of democracy Regime politics Leadership and regime change A struggling democracy? Appendix The Russian constitution 670 Select bibliography 709 Index FIGURES 1.1 The USSR in 1991 2.1 The Russian Federation 11.1 Russia and its republics 11.2 The regions and republics of European Russia 12.1 Siberia and the Russian Far East 12.2 The seven federal districts 12.3 The North Caucasus 17.1 Central and Eastern Europe 18.1 Member states of the CIS 18.2 Central Asia 18.3 South Caucasus 18.4 Ukraine TABLES 1.1 Election to the USSR Congress of People¿s Deputies, 26 March 1989 1.2 Referendum on ¿renewed union¿ and a presidency in Russia, 17 March 1991 1.3 First Russian presidential election, 12 June 1991 2.1 Population of the USSR, 1989 3.1 Referendum, 25 April 1993 4.1 Referendum on the constitution, 12 December 1993 6.1 Russia¿s prime ministers 7.1 Vote distribution between major parties (PRvote) 7.2 Secular trends in party list voting 8.1 The ¿against all¿ vote, 1991-2004 8.2 State Duma election, 12 December 1993 8.3 State Duma election, 17 December 1995 8.4 Presidential election, June - July 1996 8.5 State Duma election, 19 December 1999 8.6 Presidential election, 26 March 2000 8.7 Duma election, 7 December 2003 8.8 Presidential election, 14 March 2004 8.9 Electoral turnout 8.10 Political preferences in federal elections, 1991-2004 9.1 Membership of the State Duma 9.2 Gender balance in the State Duma 10.1 National composition of Russian Federation, 1989 and 2002 10.2 The republics of Russia 11.1 Autonomous oblasts and okrugs 13.1 Russian economic performance since 1990 14.1 Resident population of USSR and Russia (urban/rural) 14.2 Births, deaths and natural movement of Russian population 14.3 Life expectancy at birth 14.4 Employment structure in 1989 14.5 Economically active population, unemployment and employment type 14.6 Refugees and forced resettlers 14.7 International migration 17.1 Territory and population of former Soviet republics, 1 January 1990 17.2 Nationalities in the republics, 1989 (per cent) 17.3 Ethnic Russians and Russian-speakers in Soviet Republics outside Russia, 1989 18.1 The CIS in 2007 20.1 Five arenas of consolidated democracy 20.2 Schematic overview of regime politics
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-.
Post-communism -- Russia (Federation).
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.