Presidential Power in Russia
This is the first major assessment of the role of the presidency in Russia's difficult transition form communist rule. Huskey analyzes the establishment and functioning of the Russian presidency as an institution and in relation to the other leading institutions of state: the government, parliament, courts, and regional authorities. Although this is not a biography of the first president, Boris Yeltsin, his allies and his rivals loom large in the study of a critical phase in the creation of a new Russian political system.
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This book is the authoritative word on the Russian presidency through the country's transition from communism. Huskey presents an extremely well-researched, thorough analysis of the constitutional vs. political institution of presidential power in Russia. It builds a solid foundation for observers to understand what we see now in the Putin era of Russian politics. This is a must-read for anyone in the field of Russian studies.
Post-Soviet Affairs, Volume 18
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