State Building in Putin's Russia: Policing and Coercion After Communism

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This book argues that Putin's strategy for rebuilding the state was fundamentally flawed. Taylor demonstrates that a disregard for the way state officials behave toward citizens - state quality - had a negative impact on what the state could do - state capacity. Focusing on those organizations that control state coercion, what Russians call the 'power ministries', Taylor shows that many of the weaknesses of the Russian state that existed under Boris Yeltsin persisted under Putin. Drawing on extensive field research and ...

State Building in Putin's Russia: Policing and Coercion after Communism 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107618046

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State Building in Putin's Russia: Policing and Coercion after Communism 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521760881

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