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Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy

Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century

Authors: Langdon, Kate C., Tismaneanu, Vladimir

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  • Provides a new, comprehensive explanation of why ideological authoritarianism reigns in Russia
  • Highlights the warning signs of authoritarian and totalitarian movements
  • Explains how populations might come to reject globalism, democracy, and rationality
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This book studies the cultural, societal, and ideological factors absent from popular discourse on Vladimir Putin’s Russia, contesting the misleading mainstream assumption that Putin is the all-powerful sovereign of Russia. In carefully examining the ideological underpinnings of Putinism—its tsarist and Soviet elements, its intellectual origins, its culturally reproductive nature, and its imperialist foreign policy—the authors reveal that an indoctrinating ideology and a willing population are simultaneously the most crucial yet overlooked keys to analyzing Putin’s totalitarian democracy. Because Putinism is part of a global wave of extreme political movements, the book also reaffirms the need to understand—but not accept—how and why nation-states and masses turn to nationalism, authoritarianism, or totalitarianism in modern times.

About the authors

Kate C. Langdon is an Erasmus Mundus scholar. She studied at Vassar College in New York and Charles University in Prague.
Vladimir Tismaneanu is Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy
Book Subtitle
Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20579-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20579-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20578-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 248
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