Contemporary Russia provides a readable and accessible introduction to Russia's politics, economics, and society especially as they are evolving under Putin's presidency. Present developments are set in the historical context of the events and trends of Russia's first post-Soviet decade and of the country's changing place in the world.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Historical Context Land and People Structure and Social Policy Politics and Government The Economy Rights, Freedom and Civil Society Ideas and Culture Russia and the World Conclusion
EDWIN BACON is Reader in the School of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. MATTHEW WYMAN is Deputy Director for Quality Assurance, and Learning Support Officer, University of Keele, UK.