Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the Revolution to Putin / William Zimmerman

Auteur principal:
Zimmerman, William, 1936-...., Auteur
Mention d'édition :
First paperback printing
Édition :
Princeton : Princeton University Press : 2016
Description :
1 vol. (VIII-345 p.) : ill. cartes ; 24 cm
ISBN :
0-691-16932-2 Sudoc
978-0-691-16932-3; br.
Langue :
anglais
Sujets :
Authoritarianism -- Soviet Union
Authoritarianism -- Russia (Federation)
Democratization -- Russia (Federation)
Autoritarisme -- URSS
Autoritarisme -- Russie
Démocratisation -- Russie
Soviet Union -- Politics and government
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
URSS -- Politique et gouvernement
Russie -- Politique et gouvernement
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union
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Prêt ouvrages Bibliothèque de Sciences Po Lyon
Niveau 1
320.947 ZIM (Browse shelf) Available 0400115292
Total holds: 0

Bibliogr. p. [327]-337. Index

"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."--