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Democracy from Scratch

Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution

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        StatementPrinceton University Press
        PublishersPrinceton University Press
        LC Classifications1996
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        Paginationxvi, 118 p. :
        Number of Pages86
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Democracy from scratch : opposition and regime in the new Russian Revolution / M. Steven Fish

Roeder, Political Science Quarterly, An intelligent, subtle, first-hand account of the years after Gorbachev opened the door withperestroika.A detailed, on-the-spot investigation of the new political parties and movements that sprang up between Gorbachev's initiation of semi-free elections in 1989 and the August 1991 coup. These Democracy from Scratch set powerful precedents for many other regimes in the region not to go down the same paths. This phenomenon took a sharper upward turn following the closure of the gate of ijtihad creative interpretation of Islam, based on independent human reasoning in the thirteenth century.

But much also depends on elite orientations, on cultural orientations, and on the wider regional and international environments in which territorial units find themselves. Fish reevaluates received views about the Soviet system. 9 when he got in a shoving match with a US soldier controlling the council building's entrance. Beyond this, democratisation cannot be expected to result in substantive democracy without the subjected society going through certain phases of development: from pro-democratic civil society changes to procedural or working democracy to substantive democracy.

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Steven Fish Princeton University Press Princeton, N. 0691029148 paperback Summary This book presents a fresh view of Russian political change in the Gorbachev and early post-Soviet periods not by examining perestroika and glasnost in and of themselves, but by investigating the autonomous political organizations that responded to liberalization.