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The 1999–2000 Elections in Russia
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  • Page extent: 316 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 324.947/086
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: JN6699.A5 A17 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Elections--Russia (Federation)
    • Presidents--Russia (Federation)--Election--2000
    • Russia (Federation).--Federalʹnoe Sobranie.--Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ Duma--Elections, 1999
    • Political campaigns--Russia (Federation)
    • Political parties--Russia (Federation)

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521816762 | ISBN-10: 0521816769)

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A distinguished group of specialists analyzes the critical elections that terminated the Boris Yeltsin era in Russia and voted in the leadership of Vladimir Putin. These parliamentary and presidential elections are proving critical for the future of Russia and enlightening to scholars and students studying electoral politics, party development and democratization. The collective expertise represented by these contributions encompasses all the important facets of electoral politics and party development in Russia.


Part I. Introduction: 1. Parliamentary and presidential elections in Russia: the political landscape in 1999 and 2000 Vicki L. Hesli; Part II. Parties in the Electorate: 2. Television, voters, and the development of the 'broadcast party' Sarah Oates; 3. Parties, voters, and foreign policy Stephen White, Neil Munro and Richard Rose; 4. The foreign policy implications of the elections Andrei Melville; 5. Parties, leaders, and voters in the parliamentary election Timothy Colton; Part III. The Role of Regional Power: 6. Elections and national integration in Russia Richard Sakwa; 7. The Duma elections: a step toward democracy or the elites' game? Mikhail Myagkov; Part IV. Parties and Institutions: 8. Instrumental democracy: the end of ideology and the decline of Russian political parties Stephen Hanson; 9. The impact of the elections on political party development M. Steven Fish; 10. Resolving the problem of pre-election coordination: the parliamentary election as an elite presidential 'primary' Olga Shvetsova; 11. Coalition politics in the New Duma Thomas Remington; 12. The 1999–2000 elections and Russia's prospects for democracy William M. Reisinger; Bibliography; Index.


"The scholarship throughout the volume is outstanding...This book accordingly deserves serious attention by students of Russian politics, and will endure as an essential resource for the study of the critical transition from the Yeltsin to the Putin regimes." The Russian Review

"In the first comprehensive analysis of Russia's 1999-2000 electoral cycle, Vicki Hesli and William Reisinger assemble an impressive group of the field's leading scholars...sure to become very quickly essential reading for scholars and students of Russian politics and society." Perspectives on Political Science


Vicki L. Hesli, Sarah Oates, Stephen White, Neil Munro, Richard Rose, Andrei Melville, Timothy Colton, Richard Sakwa, Mikhail Myagkov, Stephen Hanson, M. Steven Fish, Olga Shvetsova, Thomas Remington, William M. Reisinger

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