Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

Peter Rutland

in American Democracy Promotion

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240975
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598999 | DOI:
 Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy  ?

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Questions the extent to which post‐communist Russia has indeed become a democracy. It examines the problems of Russian democracy in different areas such as elections, separation of powers, judicial system, freedom of press, respect for human rights, and development of civil society. It concludes that Russia has not been well served by efforts to transplant the American‐style democracy without taking into account local circumstances and conditions.

Keywords: civil society; democracy; elections; human rights; judiciary; post‐communism; press freedom; Russia; separation of powers; USA

Chapter.  11707 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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