In Russia after the Cold War the editors provide an accessible and comprehensive survey of the state of Russia at the end of the twentieth century, as it seeks to come to terms with its new status in the world community, the pressures and tensions arising from economic and social change and with the problems of ensuring a democratic future. Written by a specially commissioned team of internationally respected experts on contemporary Russia, Russia after the Cold War is ideally suited as a main text for introductory courses on modern Russia within a politics, Area Studies or combined social science degree.
Alexei Avtonomov, Edwin Bacon, John Berryman, Christoph Bluth, Michael Cox, Nadia Davidova, Mark Galeotti, James Hughes, Roger E. Kanet, Julie A. Lund, Nick Manning, Andrew Patmore, Anthony Phillips, Richard Sakwa, Peter Shearman, Mark Webber, Stephen Webber, Stephen White, Matthew Wyman.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Mike Bowker)
PART 1 POLITICS
1. Transition models and democratisation in Russia (John Hughes)
2. The president and Parliament in contemporary Russia (Alexei Avtonomov)
3. Political parties (Stephen White)
4. Federalism and regional politics (Cameron Ross)
5. Political culture and public opinion (Matthew Wyman)
PART 2 ECONOMICS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL POLICY
6. The political economy of Russia: transition or condition? (Anthony Phillips)
7. Crime, corruption and law (Mark Galeotti)
8. Social Policy after the Cold War: paying the social costs (Nick Manning and Nadia Davidova)
9. The meanings of reform in the Russian school system (Stephen Webber)
10. Religion and politics in Russia (Edwin Bacon)
11. Russian nationalism and democratic development (Richard Sakwa)
PART 3 FOREIGN POLICY
12. Russian military forces and reform (Christoph Bluth)
13. Russian policy toward the Soviet successor states (Mark Webber)
14. The Russian federation and Central Europe's entry into European institutions (Julie A. Lund and Roger E. Kanet)
15. Russia and Nato enlargement: the case against (Peter Shearman)
16. Russia's relations with China and Japan: the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region (Andy Patmore).