Political Culture and Post-Communism

  • Stephen Whitefield

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

About this book


Our understanding of the dynamics of Communist systems was substantially improved by taking political culture into account. But how much does the concept of political culture add to our empirical understanding of post-Communist Russia? The book's contributors engage with theoretical debates between political culture and competing 'rational choice' and institutionalist approaches to post-Soviet politics, and provide illustrative empirical studies of civic participation, views of national identity, the Russian criminal justice system and political violence.


communism history Institution national identity participation politics Rational Choice Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Whitefield
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Pembroke CollegeUK
  2. 2.Oxford UniversityUK

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