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Putin v. the people

Putin v. the people

: The perilous politics of a divided Russia

by Samuel A Greene and Graeme B Robertson
23rd April, 2019

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A fascinating, bottom-up exploration of contemporary Russian politics that sheds new light on why Putin's grip on power is more fragile than we think
 
Putin v. the People wrestles with perhaps the central conundrum of contemporary Russia: the endurance of support for Putin amid deepening disillusionment with the present and pessimism about the future. -Daniel Beer, The Guardian

 
What do ordinary Russians think of Putin? Who are his supporters? And why might their support now be faltering? Alive with the voices and experiences of ordinary Russians and elites alike, Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson craft a compellingly original account of contemporary Russian politics.
 
Telling the story of Putin's rule through pivotal episodes such as the aftermath of the For Fair Elections protests, the annexation of Crimea, and the War in Eastern Ukraine, Greene and Robertson draw on interviews, surveys, social media data, and leaked documents to reveal how hard Putin has to work to maintain broad popular support, while exposing the changing tactics that the Kremlin has used to bolster his popularity. Unearthing the ambitions, emotions, and divisions that fuel Russian politics, this book illuminates the crossroads to which Putin has led his country and shows why his rule is more fragile than it appears.
Sam Greene is reader in Russian politics and director of the Russia Institute at King's College London. Graeme Robertson is professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies.

Details & Specs

Author: Samuel A Greene Graeme B Robertson


Publisher: Yale University Press


Format: Hardback


ISBN: 9780300238396


Publication Date: 23rd April, 2019


Pages: 287


Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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