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Why Autocracy Thrives In Russia - Steven Fish

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Uploaded on Apr 17, 2008

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/03/07/Putin-to-X_...

UC Berkeley Professor of Political Science M. Steven Fish discusses why autocracy thrives in Russia and why it continues to be popular among the general public.

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The Putin-to-X Succession - Part I with panelists Pavel Podvig, M. Steven Fish, and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss. Kenneth Jowitt moderates.

This is the second panel of a three panel event on Political Succession in Russia hosted by the Hoover Institution.

M. Steven Fish is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests include post-Soviet politics, democratization and regime change, and general comparative politics. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on these topics.

He is the author of Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005), winner of best book prize in the Comparative Democratization section for the American Political Science Association, and, Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1995) and a coauthor of Postcommunism and the Theory of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001).

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