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The Resource Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia : a wayward society, Andrea Chandler, (electronic book ;)

Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia : a wayward society, Andrea Chandler, (electronic book ;)

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Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia : a wayward society
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Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia
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a wayward society
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Andrea Chandler
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eng
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  • Through compelling and insightful analysis of the Russian case, this book explores the role that social welfare plays in regime transitions. It examines the role that gender and social welfare has played in Russia's post-communist political evolution from Yeltsin's assumption of the presidency to Putin's return for a third term as president in 2012.
  • Andrea Chandler's fine new book provides an innovative analysis of the competing discourses - liberal, nationalist, feminist, human rights - that political elites and citizens used to debate social policy in Russia from 1990-2011. Chandler assigns discourse a key role in explaining policy outcomes, and argues that social policy has been a major cause of both democratizing and de-democratizing regime changes. Linda Cook, Department of Political Science, Brown University, USA
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Chandler, Andrea
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320.5622471
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non fiction
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  • Public welfare
  • Democracy
  • Women
  • Social change
  • Russia (Federation)
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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago, Russia has undergone a dizzying and complex transition that has seen it transform from a communist state into a democracy before regressing back to the more authoritarian regime that exists today. Through a compelling and insightful analysis of the Russian case, this book explores the role that social welfare plays in regime transitions, specifically it examines the role that gender and social welfare has played in Russia's often chaotic post-communist political evolution, from Boris Yeltsin's assumption of the presidency in 1991 to Vladimir Putin's return for a third term as president in 2012. From 2001 to 2011, social welfare (especially pronatalist policies) was a key part of the political leadership's governance strategy. A shift from pluralism to regulation accompanied a discourse in which strong government would rein-in a wayward society. But can a hierarchical political system satisfy the aspirations of a changing citizenry? This study demonstrates that gender is at the very centre of debates over the authenticity of democracy in Russia
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Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia : a wayward society, Andrea Chandler, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Introduction: Democracy, Gender and Citizenship in Postcommunist Russia PART I. DISCOURSES OF THE EARLY TRANSITION-- LIBERALISM, FEMINISM AND THE MARKETS IN THE 1990S 1. Welfare and Social Justice in the USSR's Final Years 2. Liberalism and Social Reform in the Early Transition 3. Gender Equality, Individual Empowerment and Pluralism PART II. OPPOSITION POLITICS, NATIONALISM AND THE SEARCH FOR AUTHENTICIT, 1995-2004 4. Social Welfare in the Mid-Transition, 1995-2000 5. The Debate on Public Morality 6. The Rediscovery of the Child PART III. STATISM AND DEMOCRATIC REVERSAL UNDER PUTIN-- POLICIES FOR A WAYWARD SOCIETY (2000-2008) Chapter 7. Pronatalism and Family Politics under Putin's Presidency Chapter 8. Gender and the State in Debates on Conscription PART IV. STEPS TOWARDS A POST-PUTIN SOCIAL CONTRACT Chapter 9. Social Justice and Social Inclusion, 2005-2011 Conclusion
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9781137343215
Extent
264 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9781137343215
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
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Democracy, gender, and social policy in Russia : a wayward society, Andrea Chandler, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction: Democracy, Gender and Citizenship in Postcommunist Russia PART I. DISCOURSES OF THE EARLY TRANSITION-- LIBERALISM, FEMINISM AND THE MARKETS IN THE 1990S 1. Welfare and Social Justice in the USSR's Final Years 2. Liberalism and Social Reform in the Early Transition 3. Gender Equality, Individual Empowerment and Pluralism PART II. OPPOSITION POLITICS, NATIONALISM AND THE SEARCH FOR AUTHENTICIT, 1995-2004 4. Social Welfare in the Mid-Transition, 1995-2000 5. The Debate on Public Morality 6. The Rediscovery of the Child PART III. STATISM AND DEMOCRATIC REVERSAL UNDER PUTIN-- POLICIES FOR A WAYWARD SOCIETY (2000-2008) Chapter 7. Pronatalism and Family Politics under Putin's Presidency Chapter 8. Gender and the State in Debates on Conscription PART IV. STEPS TOWARDS A POST-PUTIN SOCIAL CONTRACT Chapter 9. Social Justice and Social Inclusion, 2005-2011 Conclusion
Control code
9781137343215
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137343215
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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