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POLI 2F30 Lecture 10: POLI 2F30 - 10
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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 2F30
Professor
Sanjay Jeram
Semester
Fall

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October 23, 2015 POLI 2F30 Lecture 10 Russias Hybrid Regime 1.Hybrid? Democracy like elections, but also authoritarian too 2.USSR a.Initially made huge advances in industrial production, science, military prowess b.Regime softens after death of Stalin c.Declining economy from 1970s onward d.Arms race with USA e.1985 Gorbachev becomes general secretary of CPSU f.EastCentral European democratizations g.Attempts at reform sped up end of USSR (1991) 3.Russian political system a.Federal state (21 Republics) b.Semipresidential system (PM and President) c.Bicameral legislature: Duma and Federation Council d.Supreme court e.Multiparty system 4.Russia after the USSR a.1990s hard decade b.1993 coup attempt c.Radical reforms to economy: Oligarch, poverty, corruption st d.1 parliamentary elections e.Chechen wars 1994 and 1999 f.Expansion of NATO g.1998 economic recession 5.Vladimir
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