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American Democracy PromotionImpulses, Strategies, and Impacts$
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Michael Cox, John Ikenberry, and Takashi Inoguchi

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240975

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199240973.001.0001

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Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

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(p.243) 11 Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy?
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American Democracy Promotion
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Peter Rutland

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240973.003.0012

Questions the extent to which post‐communist Russia has indeed become a democracy. It examines the problems of Russian democracy in different areas such as elections, separation of powers, judicial system, freedom of press, respect for human rights, and development of civil society. It concludes that Russia has not been well served by efforts to transplant the American‐style democracy without taking into account local circumstances and conditions.

Keywords:   civil society, democracy, elections, human rights, judiciary, post‐communism, press freedom, Russia, separation of powers, USA

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