Russia transformed : developing popular support for a new regime /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Rose, Richard, 1933-
Other Authors / Creators:Mishler, William, 1947-
Munro, Neil, 1970-
Format: Book
Imprint: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2006]
Table of Contents:
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Transformation and its aftermath
  • Transforming institutions and popular support
  • Top-down and bottom-up approaches to transformation
  • Analyzing regime support
  • 1. Time matters: the dynamics of regime support
  • Maintaining support within a steady-state regime
  • Dynamic challenges
  • Political re-learning in a new regime
  • 2. The supply of regimes: democratic and autocratic
  • Defining regimes in two dimensions
  • Differentiating regimes that elites supply
  • Contrasting dynamics of regimes
  • 3. A changing supply of Russian regimes
  • An alternation of despotisms
  • Mass response: coexisting with despotism
  • From reform to transformation and a new equilibrium?
  • 4. Uncertainties of transformation: a view from the bottom
  • From controlled to free inquiry
  • Values amidst uncertainty
  • Coping strategies
  • 5. Changing levels of regime support
  • Variable support for the regime as it is
  • Dispersed support for alternative regimes
  • Theories of why Russians differ
  • 6. Social structure and the evaluation of regimes
  • Social differences are inevitable; their influence is not
  • Individuals age and society rejuvenates
  • Combining the effects of social structure
  • 7. The influence of political values and performance
  • Democracy an ideal, not the Russian reality
  • The legacy of the past
  • Performance of a plebiscitarian regime
  • Political performance matters
  • 8. Finding the economic influences that matter
  • Downs and ups of the national economy
  • Downs and ups of the household economy
  • Politics pervasive; economic influences contingent
  • 9. The impact of the passage of time
  • Stable and variable influences
  • Expectations encourage resigned acceptance
  • The cumulative impact of inertia
  • 10. What could challenge the new equilibrium?
  • Likelihoods and uncertainties
  • Risks
  • 2008: changing leaders or changing regimes?
  • Appendix A. New Russia Barometer samples
  • Appendix B. Coding of variables
  • References
  • Index