Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Dr. Stuart S. Brown
Dr. Ethan Pollock
Citizenship and Public Affairs
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
International and Area Studies | Other International and Area Studies | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
This thesis examines the present day nature of Russian political and economic developments. The argument put forward is that President Putin has deliberately chosen a course of market economy, managed democracy – whereby an through an increasingly potent state and executive branch, Putin ensures sustainable growth for the Russian economy. Good economic performance ensures that the President is popular with the voters, no matter that his policies are designed to curtail democracy. The author concludes that current political and economic dichotomy will result in further development of the economy and eventual movement towards democratic ideals.
Ustinova, Evgenia A., "Managed Democracy, Market Economy Or the Dichotomy of Russia’s Political Economy" (2006). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 643.
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