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ELECTIONS WITHOUT ORDER: Russia's Challenge to Vladimir Putin

Author: Richard Rose and Neil Munro
 
Description: Cambridge University Press 2002.

An important, original and exceptionally lucid book, conceptually innovative and especially valuable in its analyses of recent trends in Russian public opinion.
- George W. Breslauer, U. of California, Berkeley

Table of Contents

Introduction THE REALITY OF RUSSIA

The meaning of order. A partly transformed society. 1 A DISORDERLY LEGACY
Disorderly rule under many regimes. The disorderly creation of the Russian Federation. An economy with too much money and not enough order.

2 DEMOCRATIZATION BACKWARDS
Creating modern and anti-modern states. Realizing the democratic potential of modern states. Contrasts in post-Communist contexts. Alternative outcomes.

3 WHAT RUSSIANS HAVE MADE OF TRANSFORMATION
How good were the good old days? Coping with a disorderly society. Regimes: Matching supply and demand.

4 PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION: A FAMILY PROBLEM
A feeble state: Yeltsin's second term. Search for a third alternative. Bombshells--metaphorical and otherwise. Putin's popularity takes off.

5 PARTIES WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY
Four systems of parties. Why Duma elections matter. Scrambling to form parties.

6 A FLOATING SYSTEM OF PARTIES
Getting on the ballot. Competing to fill a vacuum. Multiple outcomes.

7 IMPACT OF TRANSFORMATION ON DUMA VOTERS
Transformation influences. Ideologies and party choice. Equilibrium influences. Transformation most important for party choice.

8 FROM ACTING TO ELECTED PRESIDENT
Laying on of hands. Tying up a winning coalition. Confirmation without campaigning. Multiple influences on presidential choice.

9 CAMPAIGNING AND GOVERNING
Winning the rating war. Centralizing power. Disciplining wild capitalism. Going international--before and after September 11. Putin's limited impact on Russians.

10 IN SEARCH OF AN EQUILIBRIUM
Rule of law in short supply. An hourglass not a civil society. An absence of accountability. Matching supply and demand. Settling down differently.


27 tablesĀ 39 figuresĀ Appendices

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