Russian Populist

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By Matthew Raphael Johnson, Ph.D. Russian president Vladimir Putin is one of the most reviled politicians in the West. At the same time, few leaders worldwide have maintained such high levels of popularity.

Putin’s political and economic successes are too startling to be ignored. From his appointment as vice president on New Year’s Eve 1999, Putin has assisted in the rebuilding of a shattered country in a few short years. With high rates of economic growth, military and police reform, and a concerted attack on official corruption, Putin has become a trusted populist leader, and a significant figure in global nationalism, non-alignment and multipolarity.

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    Russian PopulistRussian Populist: The Political Thought of Vladimir Putin

    By Matthew Raphael Johnson, Ph.D. Russian president Vladimir Putin is one of the most reviled politicians in the West. At the same time, few leaders worldwide have maintained such high levels of popularity.

    Putin’s political and economic successes are too startling to be ignored. From his appointment as vice president on New Year’s Eve 1999, Putin has assisted in the rebuilding of a shattered country in a few short years. With high rates of economic growth, military and police reform, and a concerted attack on official corruption, Putin has become a trusted populist leader, and a significant figure in global nationalism, non-alignment and multipolarity.

    This book attempts to synthesize the basic political views of Putin. It does not deal much with policy, but rather, it centers around the ideas that drive Putin and his reform plans in both domestic and foreign policy.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword: Vladimir the Great?

    Stave 1: The Thesis of This Book

    Stave 2: Preface

    Stave 3: Introduction

    Stave 4: Putin the Political Man

    Stave 5: Putin’s Basic Political Theory

    Stave 6: The Context for Putin’s Political Theory

    Stave 7: The Basis for Putin’s Economic Thought

    Stave 8: Putin & the Autonomy of the Russian State

    Stave 9: Putin’s Agricultural Thought & Policy

    Stave 10: Foreign Interference in Russia: Putin’s Response to the West

    Stave 11: Putin’s Foreign Policy in Context

    Stave 12: Putin & Human Rights: Political Theory & the Reality of Chechnya

    Stave 13: Putin on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Stave 14: Putin’s Eurasian Strategy

    Stave 15: Putin’s Political Legacy

    Read Pete Papaherakles’s editorial “Vladimir the Great?” on Vadlimir Putin in the July/August 2012 issue of The Barnes Review.

    Softcover, 178 pages