Article Title

ЕЛЬЦИН, ПУТИН И ПРЕЗИДЕНТСКАЯ ВЛАСТЬ (Yeltsin, Putin, and the Power of the Presidency)

Type of Work

Article

Date

2012

Journal Title

Polis: Politicheskie Issledovaniya

Journal Title - Alternate

Polis. Political Studies

Journal ISSN

0869-1401

Journal Issue

3

First Page

19

Last Page

29

Abstract

The authors analyze the experiences of the full population of postcommunist states of Eastern Europe and Eurasia from 1991 to 2007 from cross-national and longitudinal perspective and find that Russian democracy under Yeltsin was, relatively speaking, a success. In fact, not a single leader of any of the twelve states of the CIS nurtured democratic institutions in the 1990s significantly more successfully than did Yeltsin. The study also demonstrates the pivotal role played by presidential leadership in Russia’s transition from communism.

Hamilton Areas of Study

Government, Russian Studies, World Politics