After Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain (Google eBook)

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Stephen K. Wegren, Dale R. Herspring
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 16, 2009 - Political Science - 330 pages
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Now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition, this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of contemporary Russia and the challenges facing Vladimir Putin and his successor, Dmitri Medvedev. Leading scholars offer a full-scale reassessment of Putin's leadership, exploring Russia's ongoing daunting domestic and international concerns. Evaluating the regime's continued efforts to rebuild a country once on the verge of collapse, they consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, and social issues, along with Putin himself, whose popularity has remained high despite his authoritarian approach.

The contributors conclude that Putin's influence will continue to be felt for years to come, not only because he remains powerful in his new post as prime minister, but because he laid the groundwork for dealing with the many problems still confronting Russia. Only by understanding these challenges—and Putin's previous efforts to deal with them—will it be possible to understand the rhetoric and actions of his successor. Clearly written and organized, this text is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.

Contributions by: Gregory Gleason, Timothy Heleniak, Kathryn Hendley, Dale R. Herspring, Maria Lipman, Michael McFaul, Nikolai Petrov, Thomas F. Remington, Peter Rutland, Richard Sakwa, Louise Shelley, Darrell Slider, Andrei P. Tsygankov, and Stephen K. Wegren.
  

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After The Gold Rush: On Contemporary Russia A very interesting compilation of well referenced academic articles explaining and analyzing the evolution of institutions and policies in Russia under ... Read full review

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The author has a keen understanding of Putin and his era in the 2000s, and he can write about this topic well enough, but the problem is that most of the information he spends the most time on in this ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I DOMESTIC POLITICS
15
Chapter 01 Political Leadership
17
Chapter 02 Parliament and the Dominant Party Regime
39
Chapter 03 The Regions under Putin and After
59
Chapter 04 The Law in PostPutin Russia
83
Chapter 05 The Media and Political Developments
109
Part II THE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
131
Chapter 08 Crime Organized Crime and Corruption
183
Chapter 09 Agriculture in the Late Putin Period and Beyond
199
Part III FOREIGN POLICY ANDTHE MILITARY
221
Chapter 10 Russias Foreign Policy
223
Chapter 11 Russia and Central Asias Multivector Foreign Policies
243
Chapter 12 Putin Medvedev and the Russian Military
265
Whither Putinism?
291
Index
307

Chapter 06 Russias Population Perils
133
Chapter 07 The Oligarchs and Economic Development
159
About the Contributors
315
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Stephen K. Wegren is professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. Dale R. Herspring is professor of political science at Kansas State University.

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