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Gender and Politics

Democracy, Gender, and Social Policy in Russia

A Wayward Society

Authors: Chandler, Andrea

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Through compelling and insightful analysis of the Russian case, this book explores the role that social welfare plays in regime transitions. It examines the role that gender and social welfare has played in Russia's post-communist political evolution from Yeltsin's assumption of the presidency to Putin's return for a third term as president in 2012

About the authors

Andrea Chandler is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She authored two previous books: Institutions of Isolation: Border Controls in the Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1917-1993 and Shocking Mother Russia: Democratization, Social Rights, and Pension Reform in Russia, 1990-2001.

Reviews

“Chandler’s book provides a valuable resource for researchers interested in the interplay between gender, democracy and social policy in post-Soviet Russia and a useful case study for those interested in the role of discourse in public policy debates.” (Richard C. M. Mole, SEER - Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 94 (4), October, 2016) 


Andrea Chandler's fine new book provides an innovative analysis of the competing discourses liberal, nationalist, feminist, human rights - that political elites and citizens used to debate social policy in Russia from 1990-2011. Chandler assigns discourse a key role in explaining policy outcomes, and argues that social policy has been a major cause of both democratizing and de-democratizing regime changes.

Linda Cook, Department of Political Science, Brown University, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Democracy, Gender and Citizenship in Post-communist Russia

    Chandler, Andrea

    Pages 1-17

  • Welfare and Social Justice in the USSR’s Final Years

    Chandler, Andrea

    Pages 21-33

  • Liberalism and Social Reform in the Early Transition

    Chandler, Andrea

    Pages 34-46

  • Gender Equality, Individual Empowerment, and Pluralism

    Chandler, Andrea

    Pages 47-62

  • Social Welfare in the Mid-Transition, 1995–2000

    Chandler, Andrea

    Pages 65-74

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34321-5
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34320-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46553-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy, Gender, and Social Policy in Russia
Book Subtitle
A Wayward Society
Authors
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34321-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137343215
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34320-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46553-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 254
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