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After Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain Paperback – August 16, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0742557857 ISBN-10: 0742557855 Edition: Fourth Edition
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PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS A first-rate collection of thought-provoking articles by leading experts, this volume provides a comprehensive and balanced view of Putin's Russia. Dale Herspring has done an excellent job of compiling essays that cover all the key issues, from the parliament to the press to the state of Russia's military. A must for students of Russian affairs.... (Amy Knight)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Whether this volume is commenting on the latest breaking news or on the origins of nagging unsolved problems, it has the analytical scope and intellectual rigor needed for those asking the questions: 'Who is Putin?' and 'Whereis Russia going?' A textbook on current political affairs can be a publisher's nightmare. However . . . [this book] has stood the test of quickly changing events.... (Peter Lavelle Upi)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Shed[s] valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance..... (The Royal Institute Of International Affairs)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Readable and informative. Highly recommended..... (Choice)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS A signal service. The contributors know the country exceedingly well and know how to write. The book is a must-read for anyone attempting to keep up with the extraordinary changes taking place in Russia today..... (David Powell)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS A signal service. The contributors know the country exceedingly well and know how to write. The book is a must-read for anyone attempting to keep up with the extraordinary changes taking place in Russia today. (David Powell)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS A first-rate collection of thought-provoking articles by leading experts, this volume provides a comprehensive and balanced view of Putin's Russia. Dale Herspring has done an excellent job of compiling essays that cover all the key issues, from the parliament to the press to the state of Russia's military. A must for students of Russian affairs. (Amy Knight)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Whether this volume is commenting on the latest breaking news or on the origins of nagging unsolved problems, it has the analytical scope and intellectual rigor needed for those asking the questions: 'Who is Putin?' and 'Where is Russia going?' A textbook on current political affairs can be a publisher's nightmare. However . . . [this book] has stood the test of quickly changing events. (Peter Lavelle Upi)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Shed[s] valuable light on a subject of past neglect and growing importance. (The Royal Institute Of International Affairs)

PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Readable and informative. Highly recommended. (Choice)

An excellent collection of articles from specialist authors. (Slavonic And East European Review)

About the Author

Stephen K. Wegren is professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. Dale R. Herspring is professor of political science at Kansas State University.
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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Fourth Edition edition (August 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0742557855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0742557857
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Celestial Elf on October 9, 2012
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A very interesting compilation of well referenced academic articles explaining and analyzing the evolution of institutions and policies in Russia under Putin and Medvedev. That the focus is 'on the fall of the Soviet Union and Putin's rise to power...the present and the background to that present' - is exactly what I wanted, to understand where Russia is now and how she arrived there politically, socially, and economically.

Various terms such as 'managed democracy' and 'liberal autocracy' are used in the studies to explain how following Gorbachev's perestroika or liberalization program, and to resolve the fact that under Yelstsin the Kremlin began to loose its guiding influence over the development of policy to factions and oligarchs, Putin with his background in the organized structure of the KGB set about recovering governance of the country from the center.

Putin has been widely credited for overseeing a return of political stability and economic progress to Russia, ending the crisis of the 1990s. During Putin's first premiership and presidency (1999-2008), real incomes increased by a factor of 2.5, real wages more than tripled; unemployment and poverty more than halved and the Russians' self-assessed life satisfaction rose significantly. He saw through a number popular reforms, however many of his actions have been characterized by the domestic opposition and Western observers as undemocratic.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Griswold VINE VOICE on December 11, 2009
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This is a very readable book on the complex decisions and issues that face whomever the leader of Russia is: Putin, Medvedev, or someone else from military reform to the perils of Russia's population decline, to the economic concearns and the recentralization of Kremlin control of the regions. There is also a chapter in the book on Russian policy towards it's Eurasian neighbors. I would've liked to have seen a greater treatment or a chapter covering the Islamic terrorism within Russia because the North Causcus is still a vital region within Russia. For the 39.95 price tag, you can't go wrong for the information this covers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lars Gyllenhaal on January 24, 2011
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I found this to be an extremely credible and valuable guide to today's political system in Russia. However, I find the title somewhat misleading as the book mostly deals with the past and present. But of course, by gaining a better understanding of the system behind Batma...Putin and Robi..Medvedev, one gets a glimpse of what may come.

A must for the serious student of Russia.
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