Demokratizatsiya

Journal covering past and current political, economical, social, and legal changes and developments in the Soviet Union and its successor states.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Spring

Anders Aslund, Sergei Guriev and Andrew Kuchins, Eds., Russia after the Global Economic Crisis
Anders Aslund, Sergei Guriev and Andrew Kuchins, eds., Russia after the Global Economic Crisis (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2010). Russia after the Global Economic Crisis is perhaps one of the best collective...
From Viktor to Viktor: Democracy and Authoritarianism in Ukraine
Abstract: The Orange Revolution has not led to the creation of an effective government or of democratic checks and balances. Therefore, contrary to many hopes, after the 2010 presidential election Ukraine is backsliding into "soft" authoritarianism....
"Great Projects" Politics in Russia: History's Hardly Victorious End
Abstract: The article addresses the problem of political identity in contemporary Russia by engaging with and extending the temporal scope of the constructivist analysis conducted by constructivist Ted Hopf. It suggests that the "great projects" politics...
The Color Revolution Virus and Authoritarian Antidotes: Political Protest and Regime Counterattacks in Post-Communist Spaces
Abstract: This paper addresses the post-Communist color revolution phenomenon, utilizing aspects of all the major approaches (structure, agency, diffusion). It surveys the varying degrees of success enjoyed by color revolutionary movements and demonstrates...
The Rise and Fall of Power-Sharing Treaties between Center and Regions in Post-Soviet Russia
Abstract: This paper analyzes the transformation of center-regional relationships in post-Soviet Russia, focusing on the division of powers and power-sharing treaties. Under the presidency of Vladimir Putin, the Russian government implemented federal...