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Elections without Order
Russia's Challenge to Vladimir Putin

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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521816090

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  • Russians want free elections and order. Although their political elites have had no difficulty in supplying candidates and parties in the last decade, predictability in everyday life and the rule of law have suffered. This book is about Russia's attempt to achieve democratization backwards, by holding elections without having created a modern state. This dilemma is the challenge that Russia presents to Vladimir Putin.

    • The first major survey of leadership of Vladimir Putin and the state of Russian democracy, with original data on how the Russian people think
    • Up to date (post September 11th), with original data on Russian public opinion
    • Rose is one of the world's leading authorities on elections and on Russian political culture
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[A]n unusually insightful book that will long remain topical. Rose and Munro have captured the essence of the conundrums and contradictions that have characterized Russia's rocky political developments since the collapse of the Soviet Union now more than ten years ago." Andrew Kuchins, Carnegie Moscow Center, Slavic Review

    "Rose and Munro have written an important, original, and exceptionally lucid book. Elections Without Order deepens our understanding of the nature and dynamics of political change in Russia during the past decade. The study is conceptually innovative and especially valuable for its analyses of recent trends in Russian public opinion." Professor George Breslauer, University of California, Berkeley

    "Richard Rose, who has a justly high reputation as a comparativist, and Neil Munro, a knowledgeable Russianist, have together produced a very valuable book. Elections without Order rests on the solid foundation of the cumulatively important survey data gathered by Rose on the post Communist states (from 1992 to the present) and from the authors' skill in interpreting these findings. Rose and Munro pay attention to the state as well as society. In their top-down as well as bottom-up analyses, they perceptively identify and vividly illuminate some of the major obstacles in the path of democratization in Russia." Professor Archie Brown, Oxford University

    "...provides a timely discussion that not only presents Russia's challenge to Putin but also challenges scholars to reassess the meaning of post-Communist elections." The Russian Review

    "Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521816090
    • length: 274 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the reality of Russia
    1. A disorderly history
    2. Democratization backwards
    3. What Russians make of their new regime
    4. Presidential succession: a 'family' problem
    5. Parties without accountability
    6. A floating choice of parties
    7. Influences on the duma vote
    8. From acting to elected president
    9. Running a permanent campaign
    10. An incomplete democracy.

  • Authors

    Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde
    Richard Rose is Director of the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Author of more than forty books and many articles, he is a Fellow of the British Academy and an honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Neil Munro, University of Strathclyde
    Neil Munro is a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde.

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