Russian Pluralism: Now Irreversible?
Uri Ra'anan, Keith Armes, Kate Martin
Palgrave Macmillan, 1992 - Political Science - 230 pages
The dissolution of the USSR marked also the end of the Communist party monopoly. However, its replacement by a working democracy is not assured. First a "civil society," built upon a pluralistic infrastructure, has to be established. This requires the achievement of a "law-based state," pluralism in the political arena, unshackled media, and freedom of religion.
The distinguished experts in these fields, brought together in this book, question whether such an infrastructure is firm enough as yet to preclude reversion to an authoritarian system. Current development in Russia will have an incalculable impact on the international system. Russian Pluralism? -- Now Irreversible? offers a lucid, stimulating assessment of the current experiment's chances for success.
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