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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2020; 531100–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/cpcs.2020.53.1.100
Published: 01 March 2020
...Igor Logvinenko This article evaluates the role of the authoritarian welfare state (AWS) in upholding regime stability in Vladimir Putin's Russia. The AWS has contributed to sociopolitical stability over the past 20 years by (1) maintaining frequent interactions between the state and the population...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2019; 522105–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2019.05.003
Published: 03 June 2019
... and post-Soviet Russia, a post-imperial syndrome that includes nationalist irredentism and an ambition to return to the status quo ante of a “great power” as a main reason why democratization faces specific and enormous challenges for former “great powers.” A slide back to authoritarianism in post...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2019; 522169–176 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2019.04.002
Published: 30 April 2019
...Stanislav N. Shkel The article analyzes authoritarian regimes within the post-Soviet territory in terms of informal practices (clannishness, clientelism and patronage) and their characteristics used by political leaders to form a power coalition. It has been argued that any of these informal...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2017; 50141–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2017.01.003
Published: 09 January 2017
.... This article contributes to the literature on authoritarian persistence and democratic diffusion by investigating the internal methods autocratic leaders adopt to ensure that democratic diffusion does not threaten their rule. © 2017 The Regents of the University of California. Published by...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2016; 49125–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2016.01.002
Published: 23 January 2016
...Alexander J. Motyl There is a broad consensus among students of contemporary Russia that the political system constructed by Vladimir Putin is authoritarian and that he plays a dominant role in it. By building and expanding on these two features and by engaging in a deconstruction and...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2015; 482-3147–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2015.06.004
Published: 30 June 2015
... international politics and party politics, this article explores this convergence and considers Russian authoritarian norm diffusion as a possible explanation. This article argues that although Russia continues to build significant party-based linkage in Central Asia, similarities between party systems are the...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2014; 472237–245 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.04.009
Published: 22 May 2014
... The Regents of the University of California * Corresponding author. Totalitarianism Yugoslavia Communism Authoritarianism Polyarchy stabli Com was disso ett (2 ier (1 e, kno abou dominant one during this state, in contrast to the first Yugoslavia, when it was the Croatian question...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2012; 453-4243–254 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2012.06.010
Published: 24 August 2012
... complaint-making, as a variety of political participation, may contribute either to authoritarian resilience or to political liberalization. The political significance of complaints made to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation is examined. Since it is the broader political context...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2010; 434397–408 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2010.10.002
Published: 01 December 2010
... these are natural consequences of introducing democracy in a country with the Russian electorate’s distinctive recent experience of a loss of a third of the state’s territory and half its population. In such a democracy only a centrist, not a liberal, strategy can block a return to authoritarianism, and...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2010; 434339–350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2010.10.007
Published: 20 November 2010
... Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Simultaneously, Russia sought to destabilize Georgia and Ukraine through economic and, in Georgia, military pressure. This authoritarian backlash following the colored revolutions buttressed the surviving autocracies, which prospects for democratization have become even...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2008; 412205–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2008.03.003
Published: 24 April 2008
... Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. 2008 The Regents of the University of California Putin Soviet Union Authoritarianism Jews Anti-Semitism Anti-Americanism Stalin Khrushchev Gorbachev Israel Zionism Available online 24 April 2008 shared values in their policies. None of them...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2007; 404493–499 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2007.10.005
Published: 01 December 2007
...Vladimir Shlapentokh The ability of an Orwellian society to bend the will of individuals and force them to change their minds is well known. Putin’s Russia, however, has proved that not only a harsh totalitarian state, such as the Soviet Union, but also a somewhat milder, authoritarian regime is...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2006; 394447–473 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2006.08.001
Published: 31 October 2006
... rights in their own country and abroad. In spite of these fears, however, the leaders in many authoritarian societies trespass laws, both domestic and international, in order to preserve their power and enrich their families. They expose themselves to the danger of the prosecution after they leave office...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2006; 393387–410 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2006.07.001
Published: 01 September 2006
...@utsc.utoronto.ca (L.A. Way). Armenia Belarus Georgia Ukraine States Authoritarianism Coercion Security services Regime change Colored revolutions Transitions The dynamics of autocratic coercion after the Cold War* Lucan A. Way a Steven Levitsky b a University of Toronto, Canada b Harvard...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2005; 382231–249 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2005.03.002
Published: 01 June 2005
...Paul D’Anieri This paper considers Ukrainian politics from 1994 to 2004 (the term of Leonid Kuchma’s presidency) from the standpoint of ‘‘machine politics.’’ Many authors have argued that Ukraine and other post-Soviet states have combined elections with partly authoritarian regimes. The concept of...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2005; 382191–205 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2005.03.004
Published: 01 June 2005
...Lucan A. Way This article examines one reason for the failure of full-scale authoritarianism in Ukraine, 1992e2004. The monopolization of political control in Ukraine was partially thwarted by the disorganization of Ukraine’s ex- nomenklatura elite that dominated the country after the Cold War...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2005; 38149–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2005.01.007
Published: 01 March 2005
... flows for the financing of their fiscal deficits and that the bulk of the flows go directly to authoritarian governments. This situation has empowered authoritarian rulers, provided very little financial strength to local businesses, and offered half-hearted incentives for market reforms. Moreover, the...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2002; 353237–268 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(02)00016-8
Published: 01 September 2002
...D. Shlapentokh The authoritarian regime in China emerged after Mao’s rule. It was successful not despite brutality, but precisely because of brutality. It was a regime policy that insured stability and provided economic growth and military buildup for the future. In the future generations, China...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 2001; 343323–338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(01)00011-3
Published: 01 September 2001
...M. Steven Fish Following the demise of Soviet-type regimes most countries of postcommunist Inner Asia either experienced initial political openings followed by reversion to authoritarianism or moved directly from one type of harsh authoritarianism to another. Mongolia is exceptional. The extent of...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 1998; 314329–344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(98)00015-4
Published: 01 December 1998
... establishment of a system which can be generally described as delegative democracy. This regime inherits free and contested elections from the democratic system and non-democratic methods of power consolidation from the authoritarian system. As a mixture of those two hardly reconcilable types of political...