Russia's New Politics: The Management of a Postcommunist Society

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This new textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date study of politics in postcommunist Russia. The book examines elections and voting, the presidency, economic reform, social change, public opinion, and foreign policy, and places Russia within the wider context of democratization. Clearly and accessibly written and intended for college-level students of Russian affairs, its wealth of detailed reference will also appeal to a specialist audience. The book is a sequel to the author's best-selling After Gorbachev, but is an entirely new book, unrivaled in its scope, wealth of reference, and topicality.

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Stephen White is James Bryce Professor of Politics at the University of Glasgow and a Senior Associate Member of its School of Central and East European Studies. He is also Adjunct Professor of European Studies at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. His most recent books include the edited collections Developments in Russian Politics 7 (2010), Media, Culture and Society in Putin's Russia (2008) and Politics and the Ruling Group in Putin's Russia (2008).

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"White has produced perhaps the most comprehensive account of developments in post-Soviet Russia. Research is extensive and will provide students with a useful road-map through the complexities of post-Soviet Russia. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty." Choice

"...Russia's New Politics is certain to win praise from the undergraduates and general readers who are its target audience. There is no better introductory work on the politics, society, and foreign policy of contemporary Russia." The Russian Review, vol.59

"...will provide students with a useful road-map through the complexities of post-Soviet Russia. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty." Choice

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