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Author Chebankova, Elena

Title Civil Society in Putin's Russia
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (238 pages)
Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies.
Contents Cover; Civil Society in Putin's Russia; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Note on spelling; Abbreviations and glossary; Preface; 1 Methodology, theoretical considerations and the structure of the study; 2 Public and private cycles of socio-political life in Russia; 3 The public sphere and the state in Russia; 4 A kind of society: the nature of political radicalism in modern Russia; 5 State-sponsored civic associations in Russia: systemic integration or a 'war of position'?; 6 Foreign-sponsored associations in Russia: themes and problems
7 Grassroots movements in modern Russia: a cause for optimism?8 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Unlike other books on civil society in Russia which argue that Russia's civil society is relatively weak, and that democratisation in Russia went into reverse following Vladimir Putin's coming to power, this book contends that civil society in Russia is developing in a distinctive way. It shows that government and elite-led drives to encourage civil society have indeed been limited, and that the impact of external promotion of civil society has also not been very successful. It demonstrates, however, that independent domestic grassroots movements are beginning to flourish, despite difficult
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Subject Civil society -- Russia (Federation)
Civil society.
Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113667988X