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The Resource Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia, edited by Joachim Ahrens, Martin Brusis, Martin Schulze Wessel

Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia, edited by Joachim Ahrens, Martin Brusis, Martin Schulze Wessel

Label
Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia
Title
Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joachim Ahrens, Martin Brusis, Martin Schulze Wessel
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Political legitimacy has become a scarce resource in Russia and other post-Soviet states in Eurasia. Their capacity to deliver prosperity has suffered from economic crisis, the conflict in Ukraine and the ensuing confrontation with the West. Will nationalism and repression enable political regimes to survive? This book investigates the politics of legitimation in post-Soviet countries, focusing on how political and intellectual elites exploit different modes of legitimation. Combining cross-national comparisons and country case studies, it addresses state-economy relations, pro-presidential parties, courts, ideas of nationhood, historical and literary narratives. Weak economic performance, evidence of electoral fraud, unresponsive governments and the waning authority of presidents continue to jeopardize institutional legitimacy. Whilst incumbent elites have been able to shift between legitimation modes, this collection argues that shifts towards nationalism, artificial charisma and traditionalism will not be sufficient in the long term to keep elites in power"--
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Provided by publisher
Dewey number
320.947
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ahrens, Joachim
  • Brusis, Martin,
  • Schulze Wessel, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Former Soviet republics
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Post-communism
Label
Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia, edited by Joachim Ahrens, Martin Brusis, Martin Schulze Wessel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; 1 The Politics of Legitimation in Post-Soviet Eurasia; 2 Comparing Legitimation Strategies in Post-Soviet Countries; 3 State Capitalism in Eurasia: A Dual-Economy Approach to Central Asia; 4 Legitimation and the Party of Power in Kazakhstan; 5 Legitimacy and State-Led Economic Policy in Georgia; 6 Legitimacy, Accountability and Discretion of the Russian Courts; 7 Concepts of the Nation and Legitimation in Belarus; 8 State Programs, Institutions and Memory in Russia
  • 9 Cynics, Loyalists and Rebels in Recent Russian Fiction: Literary Scenarios of Legitimation and the Pursuit of 'Sovereign Democracy'10 Comparative Conclusions: Legitimacy and Legitimation in Eurasian Post-Communist States; Index
Control code
ocn930008823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781137489449
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930008823
Label
Politics and legitimacy in post-Soviet Eurasia, edited by Joachim Ahrens, Martin Brusis, Martin Schulze Wessel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; 1 The Politics of Legitimation in Post-Soviet Eurasia; 2 Comparing Legitimation Strategies in Post-Soviet Countries; 3 State Capitalism in Eurasia: A Dual-Economy Approach to Central Asia; 4 Legitimation and the Party of Power in Kazakhstan; 5 Legitimacy and State-Led Economic Policy in Georgia; 6 Legitimacy, Accountability and Discretion of the Russian Courts; 7 Concepts of the Nation and Legitimation in Belarus; 8 State Programs, Institutions and Memory in Russia
  • 9 Cynics, Loyalists and Rebels in Recent Russian Fiction: Literary Scenarios of Legitimation and the Pursuit of 'Sovereign Democracy'10 Comparative Conclusions: Legitimacy and Legitimation in Eurasian Post-Communist States; Index
Control code
ocn930008823
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781137489449
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930008823

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