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Political Culture in Post-Communist Russia

Formlessness and Recreation in a Traumatic Transition


About this book


Taking a unique qualitative approach to studying Russian political culture, this book presents an in-depth analysis of the attitudes and activities of residents in two provincial capitals, Syktyvkar and Kirov. It shows evidence of underlying democracy in popular opinions. It also finds an authoritarian side that is being strengthened by the ongoing crisis of Russia's transition. In entering a controversial subject area, the author directs a critical eye toward the contemporary research on Russian political culture.


communism democracy environment politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern State UniversityTahlequahUSA

About the authors

JAMES ALEXANDER is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.

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