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Author Michaleva, Galina editor Editor.

Title Russian Challenges Between Freedom and Energy Galina Michaleva, Andrey Ryabov [electronic resource]

Published Bern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 201108

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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 240 p.
Series Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe 8
Contents Contents: Galina Michaleva/Andrey Ryabov: Editorial – Grigory Yavlinsky: Anticipating the Crisis: Russian Economic Prospects – Andrey Ryabov: Russian Reforms: The Path of Modernization or Optimization of the Existing System – Vladimir Milov: The Role of Oil & Gas in the Russian Economy – Nina Poussenkova: In Search of «Oildorado» … East Siberia and the Far East: Russia’s Petroleum Frontier – Fyodor Lukyanov: Russia-EU Relations: The Impact of the Energy Boom – Alexej Yablokov: The De-Ecologization of Russia: Causes and Effects – Natalia Zubarevich: Regional Development and Big Business in Russia’s Regions – Dmitrij Furman: 2008. New Alternatives in Russian History – Maria Gordeyeva: The Choice of Russia: The Lure and the Misery of Political Stability – Aleksej Zudin: Regime and Rotation: What’s Next? – Galina Michaleva: Liberal Opposition Under Authoritarianism – Galina Michaleva/Andrey Ryabov: Afterword.
Summary This book analyses the influence that oil and gas have on various sides of Russia’s contemporary internal and foreign policy. On the one hand, the factor oil and gas enabled the ruling elite to strengthen the state institutions and to stabilize Russia’s political and social system after decades of instability. Relying on the new economic opportunities contributed to the growth of revenues of the mass sections of population, and owing to the increased export of natural fuel resources Russia significantly strengthened its influence on international politics. But on the other hand, authoritarian tendencies increased in politics. The contributions of this book inquire into the gradually declining role of independent actors in relation to the government, and the increasing authority of the elites in power who continue to represent their corporate interests as being national ones.
History notes Galina Michaleva is the executive secretary of the political committee of the party «Yabloko», chairwoman of the organization of women of the «Yabloko» and professor at the History, Political Science and Law Department in the Russian State University for the Humanities. She is author of more than 100 books and scientific publications in Russian, English and German. Andrey Ryabov is scholar-in-residence of the Carnegie Moscow Center, expert on Russian politics at Gorbachev Foundation, and Editor-in-chief of the academic journal «World Economy and International Relations».
Other author Ryabov, Andrey editor Editor.
ISBN 9783035101904
Standard Number 9783035101904
10.3726/978-3-0351-0190-4
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