The third edition of Contemporary Russia is fully revised to provide a comprehensive introduction to the society, politics and culture of one of the most important countries in global affairs today. The author details Russia's historical background as well as the nation's current concerns and distinctive features in this accessible analysis.
Edwin Bacon is Reader in Comparative Politics at Birkbeck College, USA. He has written widely on contemporary Russia, and has served as an adviser for the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons.
1. Introduction.- 2. The Historical Context.- 3. Land and People.- 4. Social Structure and Social Policy.- 5. Politics and Government.- 6. The Economy.- 7. Rights, Freedoms and Civil Society.- 8. Culture and Media.- 9. Russia and the World.- Conclusion.