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On Democracy in Russia - and Elsewhere

A faculty lecture by Richard Anderson, UCLA, Political Science.

Richard Anderson trained as a specialist on Soviet politics and foreign policy.  With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, his interests shifted to the study of moves toward democracy. He is the author of Public Politics in an Authoritarian State (Cornell University Press, 1993), co-author of Post-Communism and the Theory of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001), and is now completing a large project investigating whether the discursive shifts documented in his publications on the transition from Soviet dictatorship to Russian democracy in the 1990s reproduce patterns of discourse encountered around the world and throughout history in other polities.

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