University Press of America
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978-0-7618-6763-0 • Hardback • April 2016 • $82.00 • (£63.00)
978-0-7618-6764-7 • eBook • April 2016 • $77.50 • (£60.00)
Jason C. Vaughn is a Russian, Eurasian and Central Asian cultural, political and military analyst who has worked as an intelligence analyst, writer, editor, English teacher and journalist for government and non-government departments and organizations for the past 15 years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in ‘Politics, Security and Integration’ and a Master of Philosophy research degree in Russian Politics from University College London.
- Current Political Life in Russia
- The Popular and Latent Understanding of Lying in Russian Culture
- The Acceptance of Political Lying in Russia
- The Meaning of Lying in Russian Public Opinion and Political Culture
While manipulating the truth is endemic to political strategy, how does lying become a fundamental aspect of the modus operandi of a political system? Through assessing Russian public opinion, Jason C. Vaughn’s book offers insight into this phenomenon.... Vaughn’s work clearly develops a unique…analytical model for studies of Russian politics. Through his focus on lying as an aspect of the Russian political system, he assesses a relatively understudied micro-facet of contemporary political culture, without overlooking the broader context within which it emerged and operates…. Vaughn’s research achieves its aim of contributing towards understanding the Kremlin’s success in perpetuating its ‘own truth’.
— Europe-Asia Studies