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Russia’s Domestic Security Wars

Putin’s Use of Divide and Rule Against His Hardline Allies

Authors: Reddaway, Peter

  • Illustrates key elements of the inner political strategies of Vladimir Putin's regime
  • Examines essential issues of conflict between groups of siloviki in Russia
  • Draws on research from primarily Russian sources which have been largely neglected by Western scholars
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About this book

The book is a case study of Putin’s use of the tactics of divide and rule in relation to, particularly, the hard-line elements among his supporters. It illustrates Putin's methods of staying in power vis-à-vis groups that might put too much pressure on him, or who might even try to oust him. The project also suggests that Putin’s survival tactics have brought Russia to a deeply corrupt, state-dominated form of authoritarianism, which lacks deep institutional roots and will probably lead in due course to some form of state collapse. This work will appeal to a wide audience including political scientists, academics, graduate students, and everyone who is interested in contemporary Russian politics.

About the authors

Peter Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Georgetown University, USA.

Reviews

“Peter Reddaway's gripping portrayal of Vladimir Putin's divide-and-conquer rule goes a long way toward explaining why the Russian president has stayed in power so long.  As Reddaway demonstrates on the basis of extensive research, Putin's elite group of siloviki  is not only corrupt,  but also fraught with dissension that is strategically fomented by Putin himself.  This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand what has occurred behind Kremlin walls under Putin.” (Amy Knight, author of Orders To Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder)

“In this brilliant study Peter Reddaway shatters two cliches widely held by Western observers about Putin's Russia: that Kremlin politics  do not matter and that Putin's vaunted Power Vertical accurate describes how Russia is ruled.  This is a must read for anyone interested in better understanding that complex, troubled country and the roots of its foreign policy behavior.” (Donald Jensen, Adjunct Fellow, John's Hopkins University, USA)

“Whether you think you already know about Russia, or wonder if you do, study this book. The detail is revealing, and its disturbing conclusions inescapable: read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.” (Andrew Wood, Former British Ambassador to Moscow, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London, United Kingdom)

“Who could have expected that after the collapse of the USSR 'Kremlin-watching' would become again a much sought-after expertise? This book gives you a deep insight into the inner workings of the Kremlin - a must for anybody who wants to understand the power games in the very center of Russia.” (Professor Robert van Voren, Director, Andrei Sakharov Research Center for Democratic Development, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania)

“I read it at one sitting. Excellent piece of work which I'll cite with advantage.” (Robert Service, Emeritus Professor, St Antony's College, UK, and Senior Fellow, Stanford University, USA)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reddaway, Peter

    Pages 1-7

  • Origins of the Cherkesov–Zolotov and Sechin Groupings, and of the Fierce Rivalries Between Silovik Groups

    Reddaway, Peter

    Pages 11-21

  • Putin’s Re-election in March 2004 and the Murder of Tsepov in September; the Sechinites’ All-Out Assault on Cherkesov and His Group

    Reddaway, Peter

    Pages 25-33

  • A Summary of the Argument to Date and of How It Will Develop Regarding Events in 2005–2010

    Reddaway, Peter

    Pages 35-38

  • Spring 2005: The Case of the Smuggled Chinese Goods Rocks the FSS and Patrushev

    Reddaway, Peter

    Pages 39-42

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77392-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77391-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Russia’s Domestic Security Wars
Book Subtitle
Putin’s Use of Divide and Rule Against His Hardline Allies
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77392-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77392-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77391-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 125
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