Democratization in Russia

Author: Jeffrey W. Hahn
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9781563247200
Format: PDF
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The development of Russian democracy has been a gradual process of maturation punctuated by dramatic events. This text examines events such as the first free elections, the Russian parliament's resistance to the 1991 coup, and the bloody confrontation with the military in 1993.

Russia and Eastern Europe

Author: Helen F. Sullivan
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087363
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This timely guide focuses on books that deal with the major historical occurrences that have impacted Russia and Eastern Europe, including the transition from Socialism to market economics, the civil war in the Yugoslav peninsula, and the Holocaust, featuring annotations of works representative of the time and culture. Titles are arranged by country of origin and subject area. An excellent resource for academic librarians, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the region.

Can Democracy Take Root in Post Soviet Russia

Author: Harry Eckstein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780847687206
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exploring the dynamics of state-society relations in post-Soviet Russia, noted scholars examine the nature of authority patterns within and between state and society. The authors explain congruence theory and employ it to interpret contemporary Russian politics. With its strong theoretical orientation, this pathbreaking volume raises new issues in the study of post-communist politics and, from the unifying perspective of congruence theory, provides a range of views on these hotly contested issues.

Comparing Post Soviet Legislatures

Author: Joel M. Ostrow
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814208410
Format: PDF
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One dilemma facing new or newly independent states, such as those of the former Soviet Union, is how to design effective legislatures when political parties are weak and fragmented or even nonexistent. In this book, Joel M. Ostrow develops a comparative institutional framework to explain marked differences in behavior across three post-Soviet legislatures: the Russian Supreme Soviet, the Russian State Duma, and the Estonian legislature. He argues that these differences in ability to manage political conflict can be explained in large measure by the design of the legislatures. Most significant is the choice of whether and how to include parties or partisan factors. Legislatures are an omnipresent component of modern democracy. Ostrow's comparative institutional design confirms the presumption of many political scientists that parties are essential for legislative consensus building. However it also reveals that parties may have paradoxical effects on a legislature's performance. In following the budget process in Russia and Estonia, Ostrow explores the consequences that different institutional designs have had on post-Soviet legislatures. He has found that how parties are included may determine how capable a legislature is at managing political conflict, both internally and with the executive branch of the government. The author was present at many of the committee hearings and legislative sessions he describes, and his firsthand observations and interviews with committee members enhance his analysis.

Pathways to Democracy

Author: James Frank Hollifield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136686975
Format: PDF
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Governments and Politics in Russia and the Post Soviet Region

Author: Vicki L. Hesli
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN:
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[This text] presents the political development sin the post-Soviet space from a ... comparative framework. The text is not only historically and geographically comprehensive, but also thematically broad, surveying all of the major developments in post-Soviet politics, from the elections and party development to the role of the military and the oligarchs. -Back cover.