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Description - Democracy Derailed in Russia by M. Steven Fish

Why has democracy failed to take root in Russia? After shedding the shackles of Soviet rule, some countries in the postcommunist region undertook lasting democratization. Yet Russia did not. Russia experienced dramatic political breakthroughs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but it subsequently failed to maintain progress toward democracy. In this book, M. Steven Fish offers an explanation for the direction of regime change in post-Soviet Russia. Relying on cross-national comparative analysis as well as on in-depth field research in Russia, Fish shows that Russia's failure to democratize has three causes: too much economic reliance on oil, too little economic liberalization, and too weak a national legislature. Fish's explanation challenges others that have attributed Russia's political travails to history, political culture, or to 'shock therapy' in economic policy. The book offers a theoretically original and empirically rigorous explanation for one of the most pressing political problems of our time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521853613
ISBN-10: 0521853613
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - M. Steven Fish

M. Steven Fish is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California -Berkeley. In 2000-2001 he was a Fulbright fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg. He is the author of Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1995) and a co-author of Postcommunism and the Theory of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001). He has published articles in Comparative Political Studies, East European Constitutional Review, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Slavic Review, World Politics, and numerous edited volumes.

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