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By Vladimir Gel'man

Russia this present day represents one of many significant examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism” that is characterised by way of adopting the trimmings of democratic associations (such as elections, political events, and a legislature) and enlisting the carrier of the country’s primarily authoritarian rulers. Why and the way has the electoral authoritarian regime been consolidated in Russia? What are the mechanisms of its upkeep, and what's its most probably destiny direction? This e-book makes an attempt to respond to those simple questions.

Vladimir Gel’man examines regime switch in Russia from the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the current day, systematically offering theoretical and comparative views of the standards that affected regime adjustments and the authoritarian float of the rustic. After the autumn of the Soviet Union, Russia’s nationwide political elites aimed to accomplish their targets via developing and imposing of favorable “rules of the sport” for themselves and holding casual profitable coalitions of cliques round person rulers. within the Nineties, those strikes have been simply in part profitable given the weak spot of the Russian nation and afflicted post-socialist economic climate. within the 2000s, although, Vladimir Putin rescued the procedure due to the combo of monetary development and the revival of the nation potential he used to be capable of enforce through enforcing a sequence of non-democratic reforms. within the 2010s, altering stipulations within the nation have offered new dangers and demanding situations for the Putin regime that may play themselves out within the years to come.

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