Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime : The Changing Views of Russians.

A unique study of how popular support can grow when governors reject democracy and create an undemocratic regime.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Rose, Richard.
Other Authors / Creators:Mishler, William.
Munro, Neil.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Half-title
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Introduction: The need for popular support
  • The regimes that rulers supply
  • Plan of the book
  • 1 Democratic and undemocratic models of support
  • Mixing support and compliance
  • Theories of support
  • Worldwide support for regimes of all kinds
  • 2 Changing the supply of regimes
  • Hard and soft coercion
  • Ideology and fear: the Stalinist approach
  • Promoting positive support
  • Competition for support
  • Yeltsin struggles to fill the void
  • A peaceful succession
  • 3 Putin consolidates a new regime
  • Repatriating power to the Kremlin
  • A floating system of parties
  • Emergence of a party of power
  • Institutionalizing a noncompetitive party system
  • Creating United Russia
  • A hegemonic party system
  • 4 Increasing support for an undemocratic regime
  • Support with and without democratization
  • Empirical responses to democracy as symbol
  • Measuring support
  • Dynamics of regime support
  • Contrasting elite evaluations of change
  • The changing views of Russians
  • Variability of support
  • A lifetime of learning and relearning
  • 5 Individual influences on regime support
  • Social differences inevitable
  • their influence is not
  • Political performance matters
  • The regime that Russians want
  • The regime Russians get
  • The economy that matters
  • Combining influences
  • 6 Time tells: there is no alternative
  • Stable and variable influences
  • Expectations of change
  • Context and time
  • Combining context and individual evaluations
  • 7 Finessing the challenge of succession
  • The problem of term limits
  • Speculating about alternatives
  • Ending uncertainty
  • Organizing the right result
  • Substantively, voters endorse Putin's choices
  • Contrasting views of electoral fairness
  • Politics influences perceptions of fairness.
  • Influence of election unfairness on regime support
  • 8 The challenge of economic reversal
  • Crisis at the top
  • Vulnerability at the bottom
  • Crisis creates new anxieties
  • Depression more subjective than objective
  • The economy reverses, support remains high
  • Political support predictably affected by crisis
  • Crisis evaluations of the economy
  • 9 Maintaining a regime - democratic or otherwise
  • Maintaining an undemocratic regime
  • Containing would-be opponents
  • Gaining support from skeptics and the compliant
  • Insulation from external influences
  • Challenges
  • The durability of post-Soviet regimes
  • Challenges, predictable and otherwise
  • Political support helps undemocratic and democratic regimes
  • Support promotes durability
  • Appendix A: New Russia Barometer samples
  • New Russia Barometer I: 26 January-25 February 1992 (SPP 205)
  • New Russia Barometer II: 26 June-22 July 1993 (SPP 216)
  • New Russia Barometer VII: 6 March-13 April 1998 (SPP 303)
  • New Russia Barometer VIII: 13-29 January 2000 (SPP 328)
  • New Russia Barometer IX: 14-18 April 2000 (SPP 330)
  • New Russia Barometer X: 17 June-3 July 2001 (SPP 350)
  • New Russia Barometer XI: 12-26 June 2003 (SPP 378)
  • New Russia Barometer XII: 12-22 December 2003 (SPP 384)
  • New Russia Barometer XIII: 18-23 March 2004 (SPP 388)
  • New Russia Barometer XIV: 3-23 January 2005 (SPP 402)
  • New Russia Barometer XV: 13-23 April 2007 (SPP 426)
  • New Russia Barometer XVI: 7-17 December 2007 (SPP 442)
  • New Russia Barometer XVII: 14-23 March 2008 (SPP 443)
  • New Russia Barometer XVIII: 18-24 June 2009 (SPP 462)
  • Appendix B: Coding of variables
  • References
  • Index.