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010 _a 2013048288
020 _a9780691161488 (hardcover : acidfree paper)
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100 1 _aZimmerman, William,
_d1936-
_99768
245 1 0 _aRuling Russia :
_bauthoritarianism from the revolution to Putin /
_cWilliam Zimmerman.
264 1 _aPrinceton :
_bPrinceton University Press,
_c[2014]
300 _aviii, 329 pages :
_billustrations, map ;
_c24 cm
336 _atext
_2rdacontent
337 _aunmediated
_2rdamedia
338 _avolume
_2rdacarrier
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index.
520 _a"When the Soviet Union collapsed, many hoped that Russia's centuries-long history of autocratic rule might finally end. Yet today's Russia appears to be retreating from democracy, not progressing toward it. Ruling Russia is the only book of its kind to trace the history of modern Russian politics from the Bolshevik Revolution to the presidency of Vladimir Putin. It examines the complex evolution of communist and post-Soviet leadership in light of the latest research in political science, explaining why the democratization of Russia has all but failed. William Zimmerman argues that in the 1930s the USSR was totalitarian but gradually evolved into a normal authoritarian system, while the post-Soviet Russian Federation evolved from a competitive authoritarian to a normal authoritarian system in the first decade of the twenty-first century. He traces how the selectorate--those empowered to choose the decision makers--has changed across different regimes since the end of tsarist rule. The selectorate was limited in the period after the revolution, and contracted still further during Joseph Stalin's dictatorship, only to expand somewhat after his death. Zimmerman also assesses Russia's political prospects in future elections. He predicts that while a return to totalitarianism in the coming decade is unlikely, so too is democracy. Rich in historical detail, Ruling Russia is the first book to cover the entire period of the regime changes from the Bolsheviks to Putin, and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand why Russia still struggles to implement lasting democratic reforms"--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aAuthoritarianism
_zSoviet Union.
_99769
650 0 _aAuthoritarianism
_zRussia (Federation)
_987
650 0 _aDemocratization
_zRussia (Federation)
_988
650 7 _aPOLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism.
_2bisacsh
_99770
650 7 _aPOLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism.
_2bisacsh
_99771
650 7 _aHISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
_2bisacsh
_99772
650 7 _aHISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
_2bisacsh
_98359
650 7 _aHISTORY / Modern / 21st Century.
_2bisacsh
_99773
651 0 _aSoviet Union
_xPolitics and government.
_99774
651 0 _aRussia (Federation)
_xPolitics and government
_y1991-
_99775
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955 _brf04 2013-12-05
_irf04 2013-12-05 ONIX (telework) to Dewey
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