Russian Pluralism—Now Irreversible?

  • Editors
  • Uri Ra’anan
  • Keith Armes
  • Kate Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pluralism and Democratization

    1. Uri Ra’anan
      Pages 1-5
  3. Political Pluralism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Vera Tolz
      Pages 9-25
    3. Robert T. Huber
      Pages 27-43
    4. J. Michael Waller
      Pages 45-68
  4. Law and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Nina Belyaeva
      Pages 71-91
    3. Yelena Bonner
      Pages 93-101
    4. Richard Schifter
      Pages 103-123
  5. Pluralism in the Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Nicholas Daniloff
      Pages 127-137
    3. Vitaly Korotich
      Pages 139-146
    4. Savik Shuster
      Pages 147-162
  6. The Role of Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mark Elliott, Robert Richardson
      Pages 189-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-230

About this book


The dissolution of the U.S.S.R. marked also the end of the communist system. However, its replacement by a working democracy is not assured. First a 'civil society', built upon a pluralistic infrastructure, has to be established. This requires the achievement of a 'law-based state', pluralism in the political media, an unshackled media, and freedom of religion. The distinguished experts in these fields brought together in this book question whether such an infrastructure is firm enough as yet to preclude reversion to an authoritarian system. Current events in Russia form an experiment of incalculable importance to the future of the international system - Russian Pluralism-Now Irreversible? offers a lucid, stimulating assessment of the experiment's chances for success.


communism democracy Nation pluralism religion

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