Waiting for Reform under Putin and Medvedev

  • Lena Jonson
  • Stephen White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Lena Jonson, Stephen White
      Pages 1-15
  3. The Challenge of Modernization in Russia

  4. Characteristics of the Russian System

  5. Piecemeal Reform under Putin and Medvedev

  6. Challenges and Risks of Modernization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Nikolai Petrov
      Pages 193-212
    3. Irina Busygina, Mikhail Filippov
      Pages 213-233
  7. Reflections in Early 2012

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Stephen White, Lena Jonson
      Pages 237-249
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About this book


In September 2009 Dmitrii Medvedev unveiled the term that was to become the defining objective of his presidency: 'modernization.' The contributors to this book, drawn from the leading scholars in Russian affairs, focus on the contested nature of the concept of modernization and the obstacles that arose in attempting to carry it out.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lena Jonson
    • 1
  • Stephen White
    • 2
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of International AffairsSweden
  2. 2.University of GlasgowUK

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