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Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Eugene Huskey

Eugene Huskey

in Leading Russia: Putin in Perspective

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276141
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276145.003.0009
Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Putin as Patron: Cadres Policy in the Russian Transition Eugene Huskey

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This chapter discusses the emergence of a new form of patronage politics under the Putin presidency. Patronage politics is not limited to the political appointees who serve at the pleasure of elected leaders, often as senior staff members or management cadres in the core executive. Elected officials, permanent civil servants, and leaders of business and non-government organizations are also subject to a spoils system that allows federal and regional leaders to influence personnel decisions in ways that endanger political pluralism.

Keywords: Russia; Vladimir Putin; patronage politics; elected officials; political appointees; civil service; recruitment policy

Chapter.  8796 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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