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Russia: From stalemate to equilibrium?

Richard Sakwa

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The interaction between the legal-rational and neo-patrimonial state provides the key to interpreting developments in post-communist Russia, argues Richard Sakwa. This tension precludes assigning Russia simply to the camp of authoritarian states, but it also means that Russia's democracy is flawed.

(Web Special, pp. 1–8)

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