Elites and Leadership in Russian Politics

Selected Papers from the Fifth World Congress of Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 1995

  • Graeme Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Graeme Gill
    Pages 1-6
  3. Olga Kryshtanovskaya, Stephen White
    Pages 81-105
  4. Judith Kullberg, John Higley, Jan Pakulski
    Pages 106-133
  5. Graeme Gill
    Pages 134-157
  6. Leslie Holmes
    Pages 158-186
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


The fall of the Communist regime in the USSR and Russia's search for a democratic and prosperous market-based future is one of the most compelling episodes of the end of the twentieth century. A central part in this drama is being played by political elites. These essays, written by some of the leading scholars in the field, analyse various aspects of the role being played by elites and leaders in Russian politics. Among the issues dealt with are: the origins of the Russian elites, including the issue of continuity with the Soviet past; the relationship between political and economic elites; the means taken by elites to structure politics and their relations; the dynamic of elite politics, and the nature of post-communism. These essays deal with many of the crucial questions facing Russia today.


communism Institution parliament Policy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Graeme Gill
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

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