Russia Under Vladimir Putin: A Democracy?
This book argues that Russia under Vladimir Putin is not a democracy. It is, however, a partial democracy in that there are elements of proceduralism in Russia’s political processes. This book will indicate the areas where Russia under Putin fail to sufficiently met the criteria for a substantive (thereby full) democracy. The researcher believes that the subject matter is important because it deals with the issue of Russian integration into the EU (European Union). If Russia hopes to be seen positively by their European counterparts, then democratization should be high on its agenda. Moreover, based on the “Democratic Peace” thesis, a democratized Russia will provide a more secure geopolitical reality in the European region.
- Publication Date
- Sep 28, 2011
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Rzazr