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...
New York, NY :
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
- 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.