Vladimir Gel'man's Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes PDF

By Vladimir Gel'man

Russia this present day represents one of many significant examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism” that is characterised via adopting the trimmings of democratic associations (such as elections, political events, and a legislature) and enlisting the carrier of the country’s basically authoritarian rulers. Why and the way has the electoral authoritarian regime been consolidated in Russia? What are the mechanisms of its upkeep, and what's its most likely destiny path? This publication makes an attempt to respond to those easy questions.

Vladimir Gel’man examines regime switch in Russia from the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the current day, systematically providing theoretical and comparative views of the criteria that affected regime adjustments and the authoritarian waft of the rustic. After the autumn of the Soviet Union, Russia’s nationwide political elites aimed to accomplish their pursuits via developing and imposing of favorable “rules of the sport” for themselves and protecting casual successful coalitions of cliques round person rulers. within the Nineteen Nineties, those strikes have been purely in part profitable given the weak spot of the Russian nation and afflicted post-socialist financial system. within the 2000s, despite the fact that, Vladimir Putin rescued the approach because of the mix of financial development and the revival of the country means he used to be capable of enforce by means of enforcing a sequence of non-democratic reforms. within the 2010s, altering stipulations within the state have provided new dangers and demanding situations for the Putin regime that might play themselves out within the years to come.

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By Vladimir Gel'man

Russia this present day represents one of many significant examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism” that is characterised via adopting the trimmings of democratic associations (such as elections, political events, and a legislature) and enlisting the carrier of the country’s basically authoritarian rulers. Why and the way has the electoral authoritarian regime been consolidated in Russia? What are the mechanisms of its upkeep, and what's its most likely destiny path? This publication makes an attempt to respond to those easy questions.

Vladimir Gel’man examines regime switch in Russia from the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the current day, systematically providing theoretical and comparative views of the criteria that affected regime adjustments and the authoritarian waft of the rustic. After the autumn of the Soviet Union, Russia’s nationwide political elites aimed to accomplish their pursuits via developing and imposing of favorable “rules of the sport” for themselves and protecting casual successful coalitions of cliques round person rulers. within the Nineteen Nineties, those strikes have been purely in part profitable given the weak spot of the Russian nation and afflicted post-socialist financial system. within the 2000s, despite the fact that, Vladimir Putin rescued the approach because of the mix of financial development and the revival of the country means he used to be capable of enforce by means of enforcing a sequence of non-democratic reforms. within the 2010s, altering stipulations within the state have provided new dangers and demanding situations for the Putin regime that might play themselves out within the years to come.

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