Russia's Stillborn Democracy? by Graeme J. Gill
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Russia's Stillborn Democracy?
By Graeme J. Gill

Russia's Stillborn Democracy?

From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

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Russia's Stillborn Democracy? by Graeme J. Gill

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The decade and a half since Gorbachev came to power has been a tumultuous time for Russia. It has seen the expectations raised by perestroika dashed, the collapse of the Soviet superpower, and the emergence of a new Russian state claiming to base itself on democratic, market principles. It has seen a political system shattered by a president turning tanks against the parliament, and then that president configuring the new political structure to give himself overwhelming power. These upheavals took place against a backdrop of social dislocations as the Russian people were ravaged by the effects of economic shock therapy. This book explains how these momentous changes came about, and in particular why political elites were able to fashion the new political system largely independent of the wishes of the populace at large. It was this relationship between powerful elites and weak civil society forces which has led to Russian democracy under Yeltsin being still born.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199240418
ISBN-10: 0199240418
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Russia's Stillborn Democracy? by Graeme J. Gill Russia's Stillborn Democracy?, Hardback (March 2000)

This is the study of the failure of democracy in Russia after the collapse of the USSR. It traces the origins of that failure into the Soviet period, and shows how Russian political elites built a system which was more about maximizing their own power than opening the system up to popular control.

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