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Candidate Strategies and Electoral Competition in the Russian Federation
Democracy without Foundation

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: February 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511133671

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  • In the early 1990s, competitive elections in the Russian Federation signaled the end of 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 democratic experiment. Russia's experience with new elections is not unique but it does challenge existing theories of democratic consolidation by showing that competitive elections cannot guarantee successful democratic consolidation. This book explores the conditions under which electoral competition contributes to democratic development by examining impact of elections on democratic consolidation. The theoretic framework focuses on the construction of infrastructure that transforms competitive elections into mechanisms of democratic development and shows how candidates for national parliamentary office systematically chose electoral strategies that undermined Russia's democratic foundation and created the conditions for a new single party autocracy to emerge.

    • One of the first studies of semi-authoritarian or hybrid political systems
    • Underscores the failure of democracy assistance aid to Russia and useful to a government audience
    • Although the book focuses on Russia, it includes a broad analysis of the role of elites in post-Communist states
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    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511133671
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Elections and the development of democratic capacity
    2. One step forward, two steps back: Russia's failed consolidation in comparative context
    3. The micro-foundations 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 Russian democracy.

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    Regina Smyth, Pennsylvania State University

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