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PART I. RUSSIA: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE Studying Russian government and politics The Roots: The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union The Soviet Transformation (1985-1991) PART II: INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTIONS The Executive Branch The Legislative Branch The Judicial Branch and Justice Administration PART III: POLITICAL BEHAVIOR, PARTICIPATION, AND COMMUNICATION Political Parties Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Political Communications and Mobilization PART IV: RUSSIAN POLICIES Economic and Business Policies Social Policies: Health, Education, and Housing Foreign Policy Defense and Security Policies Summary and Conclusion

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ERIC SHIRAEVis a professor and senior research associate with George Mason University, USA,and reserch associate with the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of George Washington University. His many books include The Russian Transformation, Anti-Americanism in Russia, Fears in Post-Communist Societies and The Soviet Union, all published by Palgrave Macmillan.


"Eric Shiraev's years of experience teaching the subject shines through in this coherent, well-documented and highly-readable text" - Ariel Choen, Senior Research Fellow, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, Washington DC, USA "A masterful, critical assessment of both the realities of Russia on the ground and the nature of the Russian state" - Blair Ruble, Director of the Kennan Institute at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, USA "A comprehensive and multi-dimensional analysis of Russian developments and actions" - Alan G. Whittaker, Professor, National Defense University, Washington DC, USAav

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