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Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Vladimir Putin

Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz, and Julian Cooper

Abstract

This book shows the impact of twenty-first-century security concerns on the way Russia is ruled. It demonstrates how President Vladimir Putin has wrestled with terrorism, immigration, media freedom, religious pluralism, and economic globalism, and argues that fears of a return to old-style authoritarianism oversimplify the complex context of contemporary Russia. Since the early 1990s, Russia has been repeatedly analysed in terms of whether it is becoming a democracy or not. This book instead focuses on the internal security issues common to many states in the early twenty-first century, and pl ... More

Keywords: Russia, Vladimir Putin, terrorism, immigration, media freedom, religious pluralism, economic globalism, authoritarianism, democracy, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072246
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072246.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edwin Bacon, author

Bettina Renz, author

Julian Cooper, author