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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2023)
Published: 18 December 2023
... are characterized by better educational outcomes than the control group. email: alexander.libman@fu-berlin.de © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 Historical legacies Communist rule Natural experiment Authoritarianism Russian politics Communist rule casts a long...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2023)
Published: 11 December 2023
...Kathryn Hendley The study represents a first effort to explore societal sources of support for judicial independence under authoritarianism. Contemporary Russia, which is characterized by legal dualism, under which judges pay close attention to the governing law when resolving mundane cases...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2023) 56 (3): 72–97.
Published: 01 September 2023
... protests in Belarus, this article analyzes the role of emotional community in nondemocratic, authoritarian environments where vocal criticism is becoming increasingly risky, but the level of societal discontent remains high. Relying on mass media publications, comments on social media platforms...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2022) 55 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 March 2022
... people say and do things they otherwise would not. This case study contributes to the literature on communist and post-communist studies by offering an alternate interpretive lens on resistance in authoritarian regimes. Focusing on practices directed at the preservation of collective identity rather...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2021) 54 (4): 54–73.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Paul Shields Early propaganda studies in authoritarian countries argue that state media works to legitimize the regime through indoctrination and persuasion. However, recent scholarship shows that citizens in authoritarian countries—in states like China, Syria, Russia, and Kazakhstan—can...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2020) 53 (4): 155–176.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Cheng Chen Under Putin and Xi, the post-communist authoritarian regimes in Russia and China had both initiated anti-corruption programs that exhibited some parallels but were also profoundly different. Through a contextualized comparison, and drawing on Russian and Chinese sources, this article...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2020) 53 (1): 100–116.
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) 52 (2): 105–115.
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-imperial...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2019) 52 (2): 169–176.
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) 50 (1): 41–51.
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. E-mail address: vanderhillrj@wofford.edu . © 2017 The Regents...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2016) 49 (1): 25–36.
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...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2015) 48 (2-3): 147–157.
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...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2014) 47 (2): 237–245.
Published: 22 May 2014
... reserved. 2014 The Regents of the University of California 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 . These questions...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2012) 45 (3-4): 243–254.
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) 43 (4): 397–408.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of 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...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2008) 41 (2): 205–216.
Published: 24 April 2008
... by 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) 40 (4): 493–499.
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...
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2006) 39 (4): 447–473.
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...