Waiting For Reform Under Putin and Medvedev

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L. Jonson, S. White
Springer, Aug 20, 2012 - Political Science - 252 pages
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In September 2009 Dmitrii Medvedev unveiled the term that was to become the defining objective of his presidency: 'modernization.' The contributors to this book, drawn from the leading scholars in Russian affairs, focus on the contested nature of the concept of modernization and the obstacles that arose in attempting to carry it out.

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1 Introduction
Part I The Challenge of Modernization in Russia
Part II Characteristics of the Russian System
Part III Piecemeal Reform under Putin and Medvedev
Part IV Challenges and Risks of Modernization
Part V Reflections in Early 2012

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IRINA BUSYGINA Professor, Department of Comparative Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia PAUL CHAISTY University Lecturer in Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford University, UK BORIS DUBIN Head of the Department of Political and Social Studies at the Levada Analytical Center in Moscow, UK CLEMENTINE FAUCONNIER PhD student in Russian studies, Institute of Political Sciences and the CERI (Center for International Studies and Research), Paris, France MIKHAIL FILIPPOV Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Binghamton University (SUNY), USA STEPHEN FORTESCUE Associate Professor in Russian pPolitics, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia LEV GUDKOV Professor, Director of the Levada Center, Russia, and Editor-in-Chief of The Russian Public Opinion Herald NICOLAS HAYOZ Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Freibourg, Switzerland EUGENE HUSKEY William R. Kenan Professor of Political Science and Russian Studies at Stetson University in Florida, USA LENA JONSON Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor, and Head of the Russia Research Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden EMIL PAIN General Director of the Centre for Ethno-Political Studies in Moscow and Professor at the State University Higher School of Economics, Russia NIKOLAI PETROV Scholar-in-Residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center, Russia STEPHEN WHITE James Bryce Professor of Politics and a Senior Research Associate of the University's School of Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK MARK URNOV Professor and Academic Supervisor at the Faculty of Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia

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