Candidate strategies and electoral competition in the Russian Federation : democracy without foundation / Regina Smyth.

In the early 1990s, competitive elections in the Russian Federation signaled the end to the authoritarian political system dominated by a single political party. More than ten years and many elections later, a single party led by Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to end Russia's democr...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smyth, Regina, 1961-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2006.
Series:Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1 Elections and Development of Democratic Capacity; 2 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Russia's Failed Consolidation in Comparative Context; 3 The Microfoundations of Democratic Responsiveness: Candidate Strategies and Electoral Infrastructure; 4 Many Candidates, Few Choices; 5 To Join or Not to Join: Candidate Affiliation in Transitional Russia; 6 Finding Fit: Candidates and Their Districts; 7 Campaigning for the Duma: Mixed Markets, Mixed Messages; 8 Democrats, Democratic Transitions, and Democracy; Appendix A: The Sample.