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Making Russia and Turkey Great Again?

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Beschreibung

This study analyzes theoretically and empirically the background of the rise to power of Vladimir Putin in Russia and Recip Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. It situates this analysis in the contexts of the historical assessment of the fragility of liberal democracy and the persistence and growth of authoritarianism, populism, and dictatorship in many parts of the world. The authors argue that the question whether Putin and Erdogan can make Russia and Turkey great again is hard to confirm; personal ambition for power and wealth is certainly key to an understanding of both rulers. They each squandered opportunities to build from free and fair democratic electoral legitimacy and economic progress. The prospect for restored national greatness depends on how they can handle the economic and political challenges they now face and will continue to face in the near future, in a climate of global pandemic and economic recession. Both rulers so far have succeeded in maintaining and increasing their powers and influence in their respective regions, but neither has made real contributions to regional stability and order. Chaos seems to be growing, and the EU and the U.S. thus far seem unable to provide coherent responses to mitigate the impact of their adventurism and disruption.



Autorentext

Norman A. Graham is professor of international Relations at Michigan State University's James Madison College of Public Affairs.

Timur Kocaoglu teaches international relations and Turkic languages at Michigan State University, where he also serves as associate director of the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at Michigan State University.

Folke Lindahl is professor emeritus of political theory and constitutional democracy at Michigan State University's James Madison College of Public Affairs.



Inhalt

Ch. 1: The Waves of Democratization versus the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Eurasia

Part I. From the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation

Ch. 2: Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism in the Soviet Union

Ch. 3: Yeltsin in Search of a Viable Russian Federation

Ch. 4: Putin -- Making Russia Great Again Through Foreign Adventurism and Authoritarian Political Power

Part II. From the Founding of the Republic of Turkey to the Authoritarian President

Ch. 5: The Collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Emergence of Atatürk's Republic

Ch. 6: Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Maturing of the Republic Gaining State Power Over the Economy and the Transition to Democracy

Conclusion: Is Authoritarianism (and Economic Stagnation) the Normal Eurasian Way?

Produktinformationen

Titel: Making Russia and Turkey Great Again?
Untertitel: Putin and Erdogan in Search of Lost Empires and Autocratic Power
Autor:
EAN: 9781793610232
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Lexington Books
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlichung: 19.03.2021
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Anzahl Seiten: 278