"Contemporary Russia" provides a readable and accessible introduction to Russia's politics, economics, and society focusing especially on the Putin legacy and Medvedev'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 Social Structure and Social Policy Politics and Government The Economy Rights, Freedom and Civil Society Culture and Ideas Russia and the World Conclusion
EDWIN BACON is Reader in Comparative Politics at Birkbeck College. His pervious books include Securitising Russia, Brezhnev Reconsidered and The Gulag at War. He has written widely on contemporary Russia, and has served as an adviser for the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons.