Post-Soviet Russia: twenty years after

Post-Soviet Russia:
twenty years after

Nisnevich Yu.A.,

Dr. Sci. (Pol. Sci.), Professor, Department of Political Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics,

For citation:

Nisnevich Yu.A. Post-Soviet Russia: twenty years after. – Polis. Political Studies. 2013. No. 1. P. 100-111. (In Russ.)


The author provides neo-institutional analysis of parameters of post-Soviet Russia’s status quo after twenty years since its appearance on the world’s map in 1991. The article presents quantitative analysis of such ‘internal’ characteristics of the state as: quality of life, quality of administration, level of corruption in public sphere, personal freedoms, and social competition; as well as such ‘external’ characteristics of the state as: measure of its inclusion in the globalization process, competitiveness, capacity, and the state’s fragility. The assessments have been chosen with due consideration of available results of those academic studies of politics that are carried out by inter-governmental organizations and NGOs. The analysis is crowned by a conclusion to the effect that the authoritarian regime of a corporative type, holding today the reins of government in post-Soviet Russia, is not able to provide appropriate level of life to Russians and appropriate place of the country in the world community.

Russia; post-Soviet period; neo-institutional analysis; characteristics of the states; politics; indices; indicators.

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