Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated, the new edition of this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis of contemporary Russia. Leading scholars explore the domestic and international problems Russia confronts, including political, economic, societal, and foreign policy issues. The new edition provides an analysis from multiple perspectives on the major challenges facing Russia and Putin’s regime. Updates include new sections on corruption, Russia’s conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia, Russia’s response to Only by understanding these challenges—and previous efforts to deal with them—will it be possible to understand the trajectory for Russia. Well written and clearly organized, this text is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to understand contemporary Russia.
Darrell Slider is professor emeritus at the University of South Florida.
Table of Contents for “Putin’s Russia,” 8th edition, ed. Darrell Slider
Table of Contents
Part I: Domestic Politics
1 Vladimir Putin in Historical Context
2 Political Leadership
Nikolai Petrov and Darrell Slider
4The Role of Law
5Civil Society and Social Movements
Alfred B. Evans Jr. and Elizabeth Plantan
Part II: The Economy and Society
Laura Solanko and Pekka Sutela
8Crime and Corruption
9Gender and Politics
Janet Elise Johnson and Alexandra Novitskaya
10 Putin’s Food Policy
Stephen K. Wegren
Part III: Russia and the World
11Relations with the United States
12 Relations with the Former Soviet Republics
13Relations with the European Union
Jeanne L. Wilson
About the Contributors
Given Russia's shocking invasion of Ukraine in spring 2022, this new, up-to-date edition of a popular textbook on Russian politics under Vladimir Putin is a timely endeavor, shedding light on the Putin regime for students of Russian politics…. As with earlier editions, this volume stands out for its broad scope and updated individual chapters, which are of consistently high quality. It also adds a chapter situating Putin's rule within Soviet and post-Soviet history, strengthening the volume's historical perspective. This volume presents compelling, comprehensive analyses of the Putin regime's deepening authoritarianism and Russian aggression. It will be a top choice for classes on Russian politics at undergraduate and graduate levels for years to come. Highly recommended. Undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers.
This newly revised and updated 8th edition of Putin’s Russia offers a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the way the Russian regime has evolved from the end of the Soviet era through the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The authors are leading specialists in their fields and the volume is written in a clear and accessible style. Questions and suggestions for further reading accompany each chapter. The book will be useful for instructors and anyone looking for an authoritative and up-to-date treatment of the current state of the Putin regime.
This volume brings together renowned American, European and Russian experts to cover important aspects of Russia’s political system, economic and social dynamics, and foreign policy. Slider’s introduction provides a lucid treatment of the Soviet era and how it shaped Vladimir Putin’s leadership since 2000. Each subsequent chapter traces the evolution of its subject from the 1990s to today, revealing the dynamics that have led to the current situation. The volume will be valuable for students beginning their study of Russia as well as those seeking more in-depth coverage of specific topics.
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• All previous chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to cover events through the end of 2021. New topics discussed include the 2020 revisions to the Russian constitution, Putin’s conflict with opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Russia’s response to Covid-19, and an analysis of relations with Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus.
• Completely new chapters focus on the historical context of Putin’s political system, US-Russian relations, Russian relations with former Soviet republics, and Russian policies on agriculture and food