From the Frying Pan into the Fire? The Dynamics of Post-Soviet Regimes in Comparative Perspective

Gel'man, Vladimir Iakovlevich
January 2009
Russian Social Science Review;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article presents a comparative perspective on the dynamics of post-Soviet regimes. It talks about the differences exhibited by the post-Soviet regimes and the factors that have made an impact on the stability, upswings and decline of such regimes. These factors include the "legacy of the past," the structure of the elites, the distribution of resources, the effects of the institutions, and the scenarios of conflict. The outcomes of regime transformations and the processes involved in regime change are also discussed.


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