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WESTERN APPROACHES TO STUDYING THE RUSSIAN STATE

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:23..
The collapse of the Soviet Union left behind a group of generally weak states in Eurasia, including the main successor state, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to rebuild the Russian state has led to contradictory assessments of the transformation of the Russian state. Western scholars disagree both about the success of Putin’s state-building project and the ability of leaders to affect stateness, given structural conditions.