Building innovatively on Western social-science theory and on older models of Soviet politics, this book reviews changes in the former USSR in order to assess the prospects there for democratic pluralism.
Introduction 1. Pluralism, Civil Society, and Post-Soviet Politics 2. Pluralism and the New Press in Russia 3. Pluralism and Politics in an Urban Soviet: Donetsk 1990–1991 4. How Democratic Are Local Russian Deputies? 5. Prospects for Political Pluralism in Central Asia 6. Pluralism Versus Corporatism: Government, Labor and Business in the Russian Federation 7. State, Property, and Political Society in Postcommunist Russia: In Search of a Political Center 8. Conclusion: Today's Russia, Pluralism, and Social Science Theory