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Casting shadows? Authoritarianism in Putin's Russia Authoritarianism in Putin's Russia

Horsfield, Dorothy

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One of the Cold War’s commonplaces about Russia was its abiding embrace of authoritarianism. Across the centuries, successive regimes, whether Tsarist or Communist, have been characterised by Western scholars as highly centralised, personalised power structures, with an intolerance of dissidence that too easily descended into barbaric brutality. Living on Europe’s farthest edge, Russia’s peoples are said to have been bypassed by Enlightenment modernity, the rise of liberal constitutionalism and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103483
Source: Asia Europe Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10308-014-0393-7

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