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Author Alexander, James, 1964-

Title Political culture in post-communist Russia : formlessness and recreation in a traumatic transition / James Alexander.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  947.086 ALEX    AVAILABLE
Physical description 267 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Investigating Russian Political Culture 1 -- 2 Political Culture as a Research Agenda 18 -- 3 Surveying Attitudes in Russia: a Representation of Formlessness 45 -- 4 Uncertain Conditions in the Russian Transition: the Popular Drive toward Stability in a 'Stateless' Environment 68 -- 5 Concepts in the Making: How Russians Define Their Political World 112 -- 6 Activity and Apathy: the Extremes of Politics in the Komi Republic 134 -- 7 Russians as Political Participants: Looking Away from Politics 150 -- 8 Russian Relations with Authority: the Call for Strength and Unity in Leadership 176 -- 9 Formlessness and Cultural Recreation 209.
Summary Taking a unique approach to studying Russian political culture, this book presents an in-depth analysis of the attitudes and activities of residents in two provincial capitals, Syktyvkar and Kirov. It shows evidence of underlying democracy in popular opinions. It also finds an authoritarian side that is being strengthened by the ongoing crisis of Russia's transition. The author directs a critical eye toward the contemporary research on Russian political culture.
Subject Political culture -- Russia (Federation)
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Syktyvkar.
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- Kirov (Kirovskai͡a oblastʹ)
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
ISBN 0312231946