Flawed Succession: Russia's Power Transfer Crises

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Uri Ra'anan
Lexington Books, 2006 - 177 Seiten
This authoritative study examines Russia's four key succession crises: after Stalin's death, throughout Khrushchev's primacy, during the implosion of the USSR, and with Putin's ascent to power. The distinguished authors argue that the common denominator has been the absence of a transparent, non-arbitrary, and lawful mechanism for the transfer of political power. Consequently, contenders for leadership have engaged in vicious power struggles followed by pseudo-legitimation of the victor. As Moscow reemerges as a major international actor, its unpredictability domestically triggers after shocks well beyond Russia's borders. Drawing on newly available primary sources, this book provides essential insights for practitioners and students of policy alike.
 

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Sic Transit Stalins Heirs
1
Khrushchev An Era of Coups
57
One of a Kind The GorbachevtoYeltsin Transition
89
The 18th Brumaire of Vladimir Putin
133
Epilogue
171
Index
173
List of Contributors
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Über den Autor (2006)

Uri Ra'anan is professor of international relations and director for the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology, and Policy at Boston University. He is also an associate of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University.

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