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The Politics of Security in Modern Russia

1st Edition

Edited by Mark Galeotti


250 pages

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Hardback: 9780754674085
pub: 2010-01-28
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The Putin era saw a striking 'securitization' of politics, something that he has bequeathed to his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev. The omens from the early days of the Medvedev presidency have been mixed, marked both by less confrontational rhetoric towards the West and by war with Georgia and continued re-armament. Has the Medvedev generation learned the lessons not just from the Soviet era but also from the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, or will security remain the foundation of Russian foreign and domestic policy? Fully up-to-date to reflect the evolving Medvedev presidency, the 2008 Georgian war and the impact of the economic downturn, this volume is a much needed objective and balanced examination of the ways in which security has played and continues to play a central role in contemporary Russian politics. The combination of original scholarship with extensive empirical research makes this volume an invaluable resource for all students and researchers of Russian politics and security affairs.


'Incisive, well-informed and disturbing.' Edward Lucas, The Economist ’Much attention has been paid to Russia’s renewed vigour on the international stage and the perceived rise in anti-Western rhetoric. This excellent volume provides a timely analysis of the development of the country’s security policy under Putin and Medvedev, based predominantly on Russian source material.’ Slavonic and East European Review 'The Politics of Security in Modern Russia brings together quality academic research and sound assessments on security and security services in Russian policy development [and] has great value for readers looking to gain a better understanding of Russia’s security policies and how they are developed.' Military Review

About the Editor

Mark Galeotti is Academic Chair, Center for Global Affairs, New York University, USA

About the Series

Post-Soviet Politics

Post-Soviet Politics
The last decade has seen rapid and fundamental change in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Although there has been considerable academic comment on these changes over the years, detailed empirical and theoretical research on the transformation of the post-Soviet space is only just beginning to appear as new paradigms are developed to explain change. Post-Soviet Politics is a series focusing on the politics of change in the states of the former USSR. The series publishes original work that blends theoretical development with empirical research on post-Soviet politics. The series includes work that progresses comparative analysis of post-Soviet politics, as well as case study research on political change in individual post-Soviet states. The series features original research monographs, thematically strong edited collections and specialized texts. Uniquely, this series brings together the complete spectrum of work on post-Soviet politics, providing a voice for academics world wide.

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