Re-emerging Russia

Structures, Institutions and Processes

Authors: Chenoy, Anuradha Mitra, Kumar, Rajan

  • Discusses the structures, institutions and processes that evolved after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
  • Analyses federal and regional structures to reveal the formal power arrangement
  • Begins with the dissolution of the Soviet System, discusses political and social institutions, and ends with a section on Russia’s current foreign policy
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This book examines the evolution, contexts and politics of the structures and institutions that shape contemporary Russia. It analyses the Soviet dissolution, revealing the combination of structural and agency factors. It traces the re-emergence of Russia from a unique perspective that is neither Western nor Eurasian, but specifically Indian, located in the global South. The book looks at key theoretical concepts and practices like democratic centralism that produced an overly centralised and rigid hierarchy within the Communist Party. This book assesses the continuities and changes with the Soviet past and the way the Russian regimes of the past two decades have reinvented and reshaped them. This book provides a multifaceted interpretation of contemporary Russia for general readers and specialists. 

About the authors

Anuradha M. Chenoy is professor in School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has been the chairperson and area studies director in the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, and Dean of SIS. She is the co-author of the book:  The Maoist and Other Armed Conflicts (2010); and co-authour of Human Security: Concept and Implications (2006). Her other books are: Militarism and Women in South Asia (2002);  The Making of New Russia (2001).  She has done short term consultancies with organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNESCO and Action Aid International. She was a member of the Expert Group on Women Peace and Security of UN Women in South Asia.  

Rajan Kumar is associate professor in the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include: society and politics in Russia and Central Asia; theories of international politics; research methods; India’s foreign policy.  He has authored a book, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of Chechnya (2006). He has published a number of articles in national and international journals on these issues. 

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“Re-emerging Russia: Structures, Institutions and Processes” provides a deep and honest overview of the recent developments in Russian politics and society. The authors’ insights and arguments draw on a thorough analysis of an extensive evidence base. The narrative is free of ideological clichés. The book is an exciting and convincing reading. It is an excellent contribution to the literature seeking to understand Russia.” (Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))

“From the ashes of the Soviet Union Russia has risen as a global power.  How did that happen? The book is an account of this remarkable resurgence.  Prof. Anuradha M. Chenoy with her long experience in Russian Studies and Dr. Rajan Kumar present a comprehensive non-Western, non-Eurasian account of Russia’s rise.  The book will be useful for teaching of Russia in the universities.” (Arvind Gupta. Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India)

“The greatest merit of the authors possibly rests on their attempt to show Russia, and the region, from a novel perspective. With countries like India gaining weight in the international arena, the opportunity for scholars to look at Eurasian affairs from a non Western and non Eurasian angle is extremely valuable.” (Dr. Abel Polese, Dublin City University, Ireland)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Disintegration of the Soviet Union: Systemic Change and Systematic Collapse

    Chenoy, Anuradha M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

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  • The Constitution of Russia: Genesis, Features and Political Implications

    Chenoy, Anuradha M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

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  • The Formation of the Federation and Regional Politics

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    Pages 41-77

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  • The Presidency and Presidential Power

    Chenoy, Anuradha M. (et al.)

    Pages 79-117

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  • Political Parties and Elections

    Chenoy, Anuradha M. (et al.)

    Pages 119-151

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5299-6
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-5298-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-emerging Russia
Book Subtitle
Structures, Institutions and Processes
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5299-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5299-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5298-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
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