Russia's Domestic Security Wars - Reddaway, Peter
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The book is a case study of Putin's use of the tactics of divide and rule in relation to, particularly, the hard-line elements among his supporters. It illustrates Putin's methods of staying in power vis-à-vis groups that might put too much pressure on him, or who might even try to oust him. The project also suggests that Putin's survival tactics have brought Russia to a deeply corrupt, state-dominated form of authoritarianism, which lacks deep institutional roots and will probably lead in due course to some form of state collapse. This work will appeal to a wide audience including political…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The book is a case study of Putin's use of the tactics of divide and rule in relation to, particularly, the hard-line elements among his supporters. It illustrates Putin's methods of staying in power vis-à-vis groups that might put too much pressure on him, or who might even try to oust him. The project also suggests that Putin's survival tactics have brought Russia to a deeply corrupt, state-dominated form of authoritarianism, which lacks deep institutional roots and will probably lead in due course to some form of state collapse. This work will appeal to a wide audience including political scientists, academics, graduate students, and everyone who is interested in contemporary Russian politics.
Autorenporträt
Peter Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Georgetown University, USA.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents
Glossary - p.
I.Introduction - p.
II. II. The Background and Emergence of the Siloviki War 
1. Origins of the Cherkesov-Zolotov and Sechin groupings, and of the fierce rivalries between silovik groups - p.
III. The Intense Years of the Silovik War, 2004-2007
2. Putin's re-election in March 2004 and the murder of Tsepov in September; the Sechinites' all-out assault on Cherkesov and his group - p.
3. Summary of the argument to date and how it will develop regarding 2005 - 2010 - p.
4. Spring 2005 - The case of the smuggled Chinese goods rocks the FSS and Patrushev - p. 
5. November 2005 - early 2006: Putin's succession-related moves; the silovik war heats up; the Sechinites groom their own presidential candidate, Ustinov - p. 
6. May-June 2006 - Fight for the Customs Service - Full-scale war between the silovik clans; the fall of Ustinov - a triumph for the Cherkesovites - p. 
7. November 2006 - The tide turns against the Cherkesov-Zolotov group. as the succession struggle heats up - p. 
8. 2007 - Putin tells the Sechinites he favours Naryshkin for the presidency; June-September 2007 - new Sechinite offensive rocks the Cherkesovites - p. 
9. October 2007 - Cherkesov makes his last stand - Putin's minimal aid to him masks his incipient abandonment of his longstanding associate - p. 
10. How the war had evolved by mid-October 2007: Putin's MO in crisis; November 2007 - Sechinites sense betrayal and raise the stakes - p. 
11. Late 2007 - Difficulty selecting a successor: Medvedev chosen at last minute - p.
IV. The Silovik War Winds Down: Aftermath and Conclusions
12. 2007-2008 - War fades, tandem forms, Cherkesov clan dissolves, Sechinites decline; Putin generates new factional wars: General Procuracy vs.  Investigations Committee of the Procuracy (ICP), Medvedev v. Sechin - p.
13. 2008-2011 - The different fates of the Cherkesov and Sechin groups - p. 

V. Russian Politics in 2012-2017 and Some General Conclusions14. Conclusion
Appendix: Some notes on key players

Rezensionen
"This is an excellent little book: deeply researched, insightful and successful in pulling off that great scholarly feat of using a small example to illustrate big truths. ... All credit to Peter Reddaway for such a meticulous exploration of an important topic." (Mark Galeotti, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 71 (3), April, 2019)