Power and Policy in Putins Russia

Richard Sakwa
Routledge, 13 . 2013 . - : 262

The volume provides a retrospective analysis of Putins eight years as president between 2000 and 2008. An international group of leading specialists examine Putins leadership in an informed and balanced manner. The authors are drawn from Russia itself, as well as from Europe, America and Australasia. Coverage includes general analysis of the Putin presidency, the ideology underlying the thinking of the regime, issues of institutional development including coverage of parties, parliament and elections, developments in the federal system, corruption and changes in the configuration of the elite. The impact of energy on changes in political economy provides the background to an assessment of Russias re-emergence as a great power in international affairs, accompanied by analysis of the difficulties in Russias relations with its former Soviet neighbours and the European Union. The authors examine the interaction between power and policy, and draw some conclusions about the dynamics of Putins system of government and thus of the fate of Russia.

This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.




Character and Consequences
2 Putins Legacy and Russias Identity
From Competition to Hierarchy
4 Its the Economy Comrade Parties and Voters in the 2007 Russian Duma Election
PresidentParliament Relations Under Vladimir Putin
6 Adaptive Federalism and Federation in Putins Russia
7 Corruption and Organised Crime in Putins Russia
8 Changes in Elite Patterns
Is the Oil Boom Sustainable?
10 Russian Policy in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region
11 Restoration and Revolution in Putins Foreign Policy
The Partnership That Went Astray



Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury and an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. He has published widely on Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs.