After Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain
Stephen K. Wegren, Dale R. Herspring
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 16, 2009 - Political Science - 330 pages
A fifth edition of this book is now available.
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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Part I DOMESTIC POLITICS
Chapter 01 Political Leadership
Chapter 02 Parliament and the Dominant Party Regime
Chapter 03 The Regions under Putin and After
Chapter 04 The Law in PostPutin Russia
Chapter 05 The Media and Political Developments
Part II THE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
Chapter 08 Crime Organized Crime and Corruption
Chapter 09 Agriculture in the Late Putin Period and Beyond
Part III FOREIGN POLICY ANDTHE MILITARY
Chapter 10 Russias Foreign Policy
Chapter 11 Russia and Central Asias Multivector Foreign Policies
Chapter 12 Putin Medvedev and the Russian Military
Chapter 06 Russias Population Perils
Chapter 07 The Oligarchs and Economic Development
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