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Why Russia’s ‘strong state’ political system still remains a better option for the country than western-style democracy

Tsygankov, Andrei P. (2014) Why Russia’s ‘strong state’ political system still remains a better option for the country than western-style democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Russia’s political system has often been criticised by commentators and academics who advocate a transition to a more western-style of democracy. Andrei P. Tsygankov argues that while the Russian system under Vladimir Putin undoubtedly requires substantial reforms, the ‘strong state’ model adopted in the country also generates a number of benefits for Russian citizens that have largely been overlooked in the West. He writes that abandoning this model in favour of a western political system would be at odds with the prevailing conditions within the country and that the aim should instead be to reform the existing system so that it works more effectively for ordinary Russians.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 11:20
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71687

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