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Putinism: the ideology

Applebaum, Anne (2013) Putinism: the ideology. Strategic Update (13.2). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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For too long, Vladimir Putin was dismissed as a thuggish or thoughtless authoritarian leader. But the institutional and ideological underpinnings of Putinism are in fact quite sophisticated and are becoming more so with time. Containing elements of managed democracy and of corporate capitalism - and reflecting the culture and values of the 1980s KGB - Putinism is now taught to Russian children and propagated in the media. It comes complete with a foreign policy and an interpretation of recent history, and it has an ostensible goal: Along with protecting the power and wealth of Putin and his inner circle it proposes to make Russia strong and feared again.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 00:56

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