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Author Baunov, Aleksandr, author

Title Going to the people, and back again : the changing shape of the Russian regime / Alexander Baunov
Published Washington, DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 42 pages)
Series Carnegie paper
Working papers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Contents Summary -- Introduction -- The practices of static versus dynamic regimes -- Russia's history of revolutionary conservatism -- Russia's established pattern of static rule -- Open versus closed political regimes -- Russia's period of more dynamic rule -- Reining in the masses -- Toward a renewed monopoly on force -- The legitimating power of procedure -- The potential merits of static authoritarianism -- Conclusion
Summary "Revolutionary or dynamic regimes around the world tend to encourage supporters to act independently, or even engage in decentralized violence. By contrast, more conservative, static regimes typically discourage and distrust such unplanned, spontaneous demonstrations of support. For most of Russian history, the country's leaders have employed a top-down political system. When Crimea was annexed in 2014, the Kremlin temporarily allowed more decentralized patriotic activism to rally support, but they soon saw the potential risks and reverted to more centralized political control. Russia's reinstated traditional conservative rule may seem dull, but, paradoxically enough, its return might prove beneficial to future reformers"--Publisher's web site
Notes "January 2017."
Series from resource home page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-40)
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Carnegie, viewed January 17, 2017)
Subject Political participation -- Russia (Federation)
Political participation.
Politics and government.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
Author Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, publisher
Carnegie Moscow Center, issuing body
Other Titles Changing shape of the Russian regime