Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326900 Published January 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $96.00 ISBN: 9780745326917 Published January 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Change in Putin's Russia: Power, Money and People

Simon Pirani

Change in Putin's Russia: Power, Money and People

Simon Pirani

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745326900 Published January 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $96.00 ISBN: 9780745326917 Published January 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Simon Pirani investigates the interaction of power, money and people in Russia during the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and his successor Dmitry Medvedev.

Profiling the Putin team, including contingents from the security services and pro-market economic "reformers", Pirani argues that the economic growth it presided over during the oil boom was one-sided. The gap between rich and poor widened. Now the boom is over, inequalities will multiply further. As well as explaining Russia's economic trajectory, the book provides a unique account of the social movements that are working against an increasingly authoritarian government to change Russia for the better.

This is the perfect introduction for undergraduates approaching Russia for the first time and those who wish to know how Russia will change during the economic crisis.

Contents

List of figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Putin's Russia in Deep Focus
1. From Gorbachev to Yeltsin
2. From Yeltsin to Putin
3. Power and money: the economic foundations
4. Power and money: the state, oligarchs and oil
5. Power and money: from oil boom to bust
6. Power and people: how Russia is ruled
7. People and money: human development dilemmas
8. People: parties, unions and NGOs
9. People: grass-roots movements
Conclusions
Chronology
Glossary of Russian words and abbreviations
Further reading
Index

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