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By Vladimir Gel'man

Russia this day represents one of many significant examples of the phenomenon of “electoral authoritarianism” that is characterised by means of adopting the trimmings of democratic associations (such as elections, political events, and a legislature) and enlisting the provider of the country’s basically 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 booklet makes an attempt to reply to those simple questions.

Vladimir Gel’man examines regime swap in Russia from the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the current day, systematically featuring theoretical and comparative views of the criteria that affected regime adjustments and the authoritarian waft of the rustic. After the autumn of the Soviet Union, Russia’s nationwide political elites aimed to accomplish their ambitions by means of developing and implementing of favorable “rules of the sport” for themselves and conserving casual successful coalitions of cliques round person rulers. within the Nineties, those strikes have been purely in part profitable given the weak spot of the Russian nation and post-socialist economic climate. within the 2000s, in spite of the fact that, Vladimir Putin rescued the approach because of the combo of financial progress and the revival of the kingdom ability he was once capable of enforce via enforcing a chain of non-democratic reforms. within the 2010s, altering stipulations within the state have provided new dangers and demanding situations for the Putin regime that might play themselves out within the years to come.

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