Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime

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Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime

By Richard Rose; William Mishler; Neil Munro

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To survive, all forms of government require popular support, whether voluntary or involuntary. Following the collapse of the Soviet system, Russia's rulers took steps toward democracy, yet under Vladimir Putin Russia has become increasingly undemocratic. This book uses a unique source of evidence, eighteen surveys of Russian public opinion from the first month of the new regime in 1992 up to 2009, to track the changing views of Russians. Clearly presented and sophisticated figures and tables show how political support has increased because of a sense of resignation that is even stronger than the unstable benefits of exporting oil and gas. Whilst comparative analyses of surveys on other continents show that Russia's elite is not alone in being able to mobilize popular support for an undemocratic regime, Russia provides an outstanding caution that popular support can grow when governors reject democracy and create an undemocratic regime.

Popular Support for an Undemocratic Regime
The Changing Views of Russians
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/2/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139064207
ISBN 13: 9781139064200
Print ISBN: 9781107009523

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