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The Resource Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman

Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman

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Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin
Title
Ruling Russia
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authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin
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William Zimmerman
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
"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 tototalitarianism 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"--
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10324729
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DLC
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1936-
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Zimmerman, William
Dewey number
320.947
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6531
LC item number
.Z56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
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adult
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authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin
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Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2013048288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780691161488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013048288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013048288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780691161488
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013048288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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