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- DescriptionWhy has Russian democracy apparently survived and even strengthened under a presidential system, when so many other presidential regimes have decayed into authoritarian rule? And what are the origins of presidential power in modern Russia? Thomas M. Nichols argues that the answer lies in the relationship between political institutions and trust: where society, and consequently politics, is fractious and divided, structural safeguards inherent in presidentialism actually serve to strengthen democratic behavior. The Russian presidency is t the cause of social turmoil in Russia, but rather a successful response to it. This book's emphasis on the social origins of Russian politics explains t only the unexpected survival of Russian democracy, but encourages a reconsideration of the relationship between institutions, social conditions, and democracy.
- Author BiographyTHOMAS M. NICHOLS is Associate Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College.
- Author(s)Thomas M. Nichols
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- Date of Publication25/10/2001
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Out-of-print date17/03/2014
- Content Notebiography
- Weight597 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
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