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The Resource Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman ; with a new afterword by the author

Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman ; with a new afterword by the author

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Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin
Title
Ruling Russia
Title remainder
authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin
Statement of responsibility
William Zimmerman ; with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimmerman, William
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authoritarianism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Politics and government
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman ; with a new afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Return of Uncertainty? The 2011-2012 Electoral Cycle
  • The Past and Future of Russian Authoritarianism
  • From Democratic Centralism to Democratic Centralism
  • Alternative Mobilization Strategies, 1917-1934
  • From Narrow Selectorate to Autocracy
  • The Great Purge
  • From Totalitarianism to Welfare Authoritarianism
  • Uncertainty and "Democratization" : The Evolution of Post-Brezhnevian Politics, 1982-1991
  • Democratizing Russia, 1991-1997
  • The Demise of Schumpeterian Democracy, the Return to Certainty, and Normal ("Full") Authoritarianism, 1998-2008
Control code
ocn936547775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880836
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880836
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7grwhz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547775
Label
Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin, William Zimmerman ; with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Return of Uncertainty? The 2011-2012 Electoral Cycle
  • The Past and Future of Russian Authoritarianism
  • From Democratic Centralism to Democratic Centralism
  • Alternative Mobilization Strategies, 1917-1934
  • From Narrow Selectorate to Autocracy
  • The Great Purge
  • From Totalitarianism to Welfare Authoritarianism
  • Uncertainty and "Democratization" : The Evolution of Post-Brezhnevian Politics, 1982-1991
  • Democratizing Russia, 1991-1997
  • The Demise of Schumpeterian Democracy, the Return to Certainty, and Normal ("Full") Authoritarianism, 1998-2008
Control code
ocn936547775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880836
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880836
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7grwhz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936547775

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