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Author Anderson, Richard (Richard Davis), 1950-

Title Discourse, dictators and democrats : Russia's place in a global process / by Richard D. Anderson, Jr
Published Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface; Introduction: A Protester's Tale; Part I: Discursive Causality; 1 Voting and Repressing; Part II: Russia Transformed; 2 "People Do Not Talk This Language"; 3 Spreading Political Identity in Russia; Part III: Discursive Consequences of the Colonial Encounter; 4 Colonialism and Enfranchisement in Europe; 5 British Settler Colonialism and Victory in 1945; 6 The Global South; References; Index
Summary Many people take the trouble to vote even though each voter's prospect of deciding the election is nearly nil. Russians vote even when pervasive electoral fraud virtually eliminates even that slim chance. Could people vote or protest because they stop considering their own chances and start to think about an identity shared with others? With this in mind, Discourse, Dictators and Democrats presents a ground-breaking theory of what language use does to politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- Russia (Federation)
Elections -- Corrupt practices -- Soviet Union
Political culture -- Russia (Federation)
Political culture -- Soviet Union.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union
Voting -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Voting -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union
Discourse analysis -- Political aspects.
Elections -- Corrupt practices.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Political culture.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Voting -- Social aspects.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409467090
1409467104
9781409467090
9781409467106