2 October 2012
Russian Analytical Digest No.118: Russia’s Evolving Political System
This edition of the RAD focuses on the growth of political opposition to the Putin regime. In the first article, Vladimir Gel'man examines the rise of this opposition by focusing on the role of key actors, the strategies they are using, and the resources they have available to them. In the second article, Dmitry Oreshkin argues that the Russian protest movement is moving from the capitals into the provinces. It is only a matter of time before this migration leads to significant political change. In the third article, Andrew Jarrell focuses on local politics. He argues that although the Russian middle class is losing interest in the protest movement, young people continue to find hope in local politics and activism. In the final article, Dmitry Maslov looks at how recent political developments have renewed a larger discussion on needed state modernization.
2012© Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE), Center for Security Studies (CSS), German Association for East European Studies (DGO), Institute of History, University of Basel
Vladimir Gel’man, Dmitry Oreshkin, Andrew Jarrell, Dmitry Maslov
Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov