Transitional citizens : voters and what influences them in the new Russia

Timothy J. Colton

Subjects obey. Citizens choose. This book looks at the newly empowered citizens of Russia's protodemocracy facing choices at the ballot box that just a few years ago, under dictatorial rule, they could not have dreamt of. The stakes in post-Soviet elections are extraordinary. While in the west politicians argue over refinements to social systems in basically good working order, in the Russian Federation they address graver concerns -dysfunctional institutions, individual freedom, nationhood, property rights, provision of the basic necessities of life in an unparalleled economic downswing. The idiom of Russian campaigns is that of apocalypse and mutual demonisation. This might give an impression of political chaos. However, as the author finds, voting in transitional Russia is highly patterned. despite their unfamiliarity with democracy, subjects-turned-citizens learn about their electoral options from peers and the mass media and make choices that manifest a purposiveness that will surprise many readers. Colton reveals that post-Communist voting is not driven by a single explanatory factor such as ethnicity, charismatic leadership, or financial concerns, but rather by multiple causes interacting in complex ways. He gives us an insightful account of the citizens of the new Russia.

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  • Preface 1. Subjects into Citizens 2. Transitional Citizens and the Electoral Process 3. Society in Transformation 4. Partisanship in Formation 5. Opinions, Opinions ... 6. Performance, Personality, and Promise 7. Tying the Strands Together Appendix A. Post-Soviet Election Results, 1993-1996 Appendix B. Survey Data, Methods, and Models Appendix C. Summary of Issue Opinions Appendix D. Supplementary Tables Notes Acknowledgments Index

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書名 Transitional citizens : voters and what influences them in the new Russia
著作者等 Colton, Timothy J.
出版元 Harvard University Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xi, 324 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0674001532
0674002776
NCID BA50569027
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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